Feb 23rd 2009 6:26PM "I love all this QQing about stuff that isn't even implemented."
I believe implementing some encounters based on vehicular combat won´t harm anybody. It´s a future patch. It might be possible for Blizzard to tune the encounters or the vehicular combat, might it be UI optimization or else.
Furthermore....no gear check=more chances for the players with suboptimal itemisation to get some needed upgrades.
Just my 2 cents.