To get our children through their early days of life, we tell them little fictions to make things more magical and more fun.
As you grow up, you learn the sad truth behind it all. That obese man coming sneaking into your house on Christmas Eve is actually trying to perpetrate a home invasion. Those who collect the teeth of others are most likely in need of serious psychiatric help. And for the longest time, we elemental shaman used to suffer the quiet indignation of carrying around gobs of useless MP5 on our shields, just because Blizzard didn't see it necessary to design shields around our specific needs.
Hurry up and get to sleep so Santa will bring you lots of presents!
You should take that tooth and put it under your pillow; the Tooth Fairy pays big money for those!
There are plenty of well-itemized spellpower shields out there for elemental shaman!
Well, my totem-flinging friends, I have some good news -- not regarding Santa or the Tooth Fairy (sorry), but regarding that spellpower shield. You do have options. And there's more good news: With Cataclysm coming right around the corner, we're about to become proverbial kids in a candy store.