Is there anyone else out there who thinks the amount of uproar about this is pathetic?
I personally don't give a flying (pun intended) f*ck whether I can fly or not at the start of the xpac. In all the threads about this, I can't find an argument that actually makes sense. You're not going to be able to fly while leveling up anyways, and then you'll have to wait a couple months. Does that really warrant the bizarre outrage that's been seen over the last few days?
Before this was even announced, there was a fairly loud contingent of players who felt that flying had wrecked world pvp. So blizz decides to try out no flying for a couple months, and the flipside of that contingent just loses it. I applaud Blizzard for having the thick skin to deal with such a bipolar player base. That must be bloody aggravating.
Can someone explain to my, articulately, why this is such a big deal to them? Like, maybe you have to make a couple more corpse runs because you accidentally pulled an entire zone of mobs or something? Are you under the impression that flying cuts down on the time you spend questing that much, and that you're going to spend hours and hours of riding around insurmountable mountains to get to your questgivers? Or is it a power thing, like "I'm max level right now and I already paid for flying once. I'm not doing it again"?
Alternately, I'd like to hear from other people who don't think this is an issue at all. I'd like to think that the people losing their minds over this are a vocal minority.