So I've been having a great time leveling my hunter solely through questing. I usually level almost completely through dungeons as I'm usually playing healers, I rarely play any pure dps classes. Now that I'm level 80 though I've hit a roadblock. I went to Hyjal to start questing and was immediately killed by a level 90. I wasn't bothered by it because I'm on a PvP server and it's to be expected but upon rezzing I was immediately killed once again. This happens about 3 or 4 more times before I finally decide to just log off and find something else to do. A little while later I decide to try again and of course, I'm immediately ganked. There was at least 5 level 90s all in the same area just ganking lowbies, it's impossible to even mount up and fly off somewhere else.
Now I know I'm probably going to be getting the "lol PvP realm, deal with it or gtfo" replies but I shouldn't have to fork over nearly $100 just so I can level without worry of being ganked endlessly. When I first started playing in 06 I didn't even know what an MMO was, it was my first online game. I had no idea what PvP went and just selected a server and began to play. I made friends and joined a guild that I'm still in today. If I had known then what PvP meant I would have rolled on a PvE server. Even so, I like my server. It's practically dead and there's hardly anything going on but I know almost everyone on my server and the community is as good as I could expect it to be anymore. I liked being able to go out into the world and do quests without being bothered, or if I was I would be able to at least defend myself because most of the time people of the opposite faction that I ran into in the world weren't there solely for the purpose of killing people who have no chance at even defending themselves. I liked being able to level professions quickly without spending gobs and gobs of gold on mats or having to deal with hours of farming scarce resource nodes because of the countless people from other servers taking all of the nodes. Especially being on a dead server this is terrible as there's hardly any mats on the AH as it is.
There's also an issue with shitbags that you'll likely never run into again so you can camp them into oblivion. For example, I was trying to farm for Loque'nahak earlier on my hunter and as I was making my usual circle of Sholazar my npcscan went off. I was so excited I dropped off my mount in mid-air and targeted him to being taming him. I soon realized though that I couldn't tame him... because he was level 85. Some hunter had posted his Loque at one of the spawn points so that people's npcscan would go off. Besides all that, apparently he had also been flying all over Northrend looking for other popular hunter pets and killing them. Usually someone like this on my server would be put on a KoS list by my guild and anyone who was told about him, now though, it's pretty unlikely people will run into him. This may be a bad example but you get the idea.
I just feel like CRZ should be optional. Sure, I wouldn't mind it sometimes while other times I'd just want to be on my own without anyone else to bother me. I know that's almost certain to never happen though. So maybe at the very least there could be phasing that separated all of the people in a zone by their combat level so that people of the appropriate level for the zone could go on questing/farming or whatever and PvP with others of their own level while the 90s and other higher level players could go about their world PvP'ing as usual. Although I'm sure a good majority of the people that claim to love CRZ for the PvP aspects are the people that sit at the Dark Portal killing lowbies before they've even finished loading into the zone.
Suppose this is mostly a rant, sorry for the wall of text. Just wanted express my feelings for CRZ.