So, I hop into Arathi basin, and what happens? Three seconds into the game, a stealthed rogues tears me a new one. It happened so fast i just about filled my pants. So i go and meet the afore mentioned rogue out in the field, Pounce him, Shred him, then start Ripping him. He turns, cracks three Sinister Strikes off, then a Kidney Punch, then two more Sinister Strikes off, followed by a Gouge, then Backstab, another Sinister Strike, then Cold Blood and Eviscerate. I died in about five seconds. I start to recognize some of his gear, and realize "Oh lovely, one of the twinkies I've been hearing whining about". I ended up changing my strategy to hitting him really fast and hard from stealth instead of stunning him. By the end, he was dead, and I died three seconds later from his poison. All I ask is why? All I hear from people is how fun endgame is. Arenas, instancing, Raids, Dailies, Skills, Fishing, Flying and even just standing in a capital and laugh as the nooblets gawk at your gear. Yet all these level 19, 29, 39, and 49 characters I have fought have been the twink alts of level 70s. That's not the worst part. My friend recently started playing WoW, and hit level 15 rather fast. He hopped down to the auction house for some gear. He has a problem. All the gear worth buying is for outrageous amounts of money. Why? Because level 70s will pay 200 gold for a level 19 offhand dagger for their rogue. It's becoming a major problem. But at the same time, the satisfaction I get from buying out an auction, then opening trade with the person I beat and showing them I bought it, then disenchanting it and showing them the shard cannot be matched by many things.