Sep 26th 2009 3:21AM When I was new to WoW, I started a mage because I truly wasn't interested in anything else. Levelled her through questing alone (think I should have done more instances, but each to their own i guess). I loved fire for the pewpew, then frost for the survivability. Explored the whole game with her (which took ages) but I can honestly say I wouldn't have done it any differently given the choice to go back and roll something else. She's fab!
Everyone's right, pick up your professions and new skills as soon as you can, get BIG bags as early on as possible, and learn to love your local vendor..
Aw.. I'm feeling quite sentimental now... I might go and roll another mage.