Just ignore the aggro kids, they're either too dumb to realize why flying mounts are bad for a game (at least an MMO) or they're not, and they're just trolling you. The future of MMO's will prove this, flying mounts will be severely reduced in function or removed all together. Archeage only has gliders, GW2 doesn't have mounts at all, Everquest Next recently put up a poll on their site asking fans about fast travel / flying mounts and the overall response was largely negative to it. You can't make an option that's pretty much so deluxe it feels like a cheat to the game and not except it to have negative repercussions on the world and gameplay. Bypass all the content, bypass any immersion, drop and kill mobs without reading a single quest, drop and gank low levels without them ever even seeing your name, etc etc.
Now as for a nostalgic memory, I'll add a great one. My guild always gathered at Thorium Point for MC/BWL raids (the other closer FP didn't exist then). We waited until all 40 of us were there and then we rode out like a real raid. It was such an immense feeling, I really felt like I was part of something epic going on. Don't get that feeling at all anymore with the game in it's current state.