Mar 9th 2010 11:55AM I think that Blizzard is trying to maintain a difficult balance of keeping current players interested and hooking new players into the game. I hope they succeed.
I am jealous that I played the game when you had to run to level 30 or 40 (sorry I forget what it used to be) and now you can get a mount so much earlier and cheaper. I also am tired of not being able to enjoy my gear or a zone because you level so quickly. I remember when it could take days of sessions instead of 1 session to level. Maybe Blizzard should add "power-gamer" or "arcade" realms to satisfy those who feel that they sould be able to max levels and max stats in short order and let the rest of us enjoy the game at a slower pace.