And now I'm sad.
I decided I would read every quest for once rather than skim, and I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed it, thought the story was great and entertaining, and I felt like an actual valuable character. I was, I wasn't just some dude wandering in some starter zone killing troggs or something. I was important and had people who knew who I was.
I followed through the story and got to know the people from area to area in the zone as we migrated through it.
Then I left the zone, and hit Kalimdor, sent into Azshara. Now, I'm nobody. The people that I got to know in those beginning times are now gone or scattered. I don't feel like my character matters anymore, and that's sad.
It was like reading a good book where I'm a the renowned protagonist, then the book suddenly changes and I'm a nobody with no relevant storyline. All the development in the first half of the book is wasted, since none of it matters anymore. It's sad.
I guess I wish the story would just continue, maybe some more people might still know me by name. I just took a quest from Assistant Greely in Azshara and she didn't even acknowledge who I was! It's great that they made the Goblin and Worgen starting zones so epic and all, but I just wish it didn't die there.