Note: by aggressive I don't meant violent beings which are looking for a fight. I mean more apprehensive, more like Bruce Lee you know? As if there's a constant fire brewing beneath their calm facade, a fire that's ready to burst and burn you to ashes if you disrespect their lands.
I just saw this piece of artwork on the MMO Champion front page, and I wish this had been the atmosphere of pandaria. More warrior monks constantly alert, less "relax, enjoy, stay a while" and all that.
Like I understand that Pandaren are supposed to be the "let's all chill for a while expansion", but that doesn't mean that they have to generally be represented as this almost clueless and disillusioned race whose only aware leaders of true dangers are the Shado Pan and such.
I really like this screenshot, it looks like they have some "oomph" in them. I wish the atmosphere in the whole of pandaria would have been the same. I mean this is a land where thinking bad things makes EVIL SHIT pop out of the ground, you'd think everyone would be a bit more alert at all times.