Nov 18th 2007 12:27AM I think Warcraft PvP will always end up being about maximizing honor. People will find the quickest, easiest way to get maximum honor, and then everyone will fall into that same trend. We've watched it happen with every change to the PvP system since the introduction of honor and the rewards that come with it.
I'm nostalgic for AV in it's first incarnation, and I'd really love it if Blizzard found a way to balance the games so they feel more in depth. I loved the side quests when I first hit 51 and could hop into the battles. I felt I was contributing when I kept my hunter down by the base and rounded up wolves or ran supplies.
But in the end there will always be the players who will exploit or pass up content because there is a quicker and easier way to maximize honor gain. It makes me sad, and AV is my favorite BG, but I'm not optimistic that the new changes will keep the excitement going for long.