There's been a few threads/polls lately about adding a bard class, but really if bards were added I'd much prefer to see it as an optional flavor profession.
Could make instruments that functioned as trinkets that give group buffs and silly flavor items for fun... maybe learn lore via the flavor item ditties? I wonder what an "I Am Murloc!" trinket would do!
I like the idea of bard as a sort of artisan prof that any race or class could pick up. As a class it would feel awkward and out of place in WoW to me, but as an optional profession? Everyone could have some fun with that and benefit from it. RPers and PvE/PvPers alike
What do you think?