The padaren race does sound like a joke, but I can accept it, because the Monk class sounds really cool. I was hoping for a tinker or dark ranger but I'm just glad to see them adding another class.
The melee healer should be interesting.
Jump in and play with any spec in PvE BGs
New talent system
Dungeon challenge modes
The new continent and asian themes
Heroic Scholo and SM
DOTA BG and the other new BGs!
Valor points for anything
Focus on outdoor world activities
I honestly haven't been this excited for an xpac since BC. I really like the direction its going, they know what makes the game FUN
Also didn't know about the D3 deal with a 12 mo subscription.. that's so tempting.. but then I wouldn't know which to play.
I also really want to play SWTOR so this must be their attempt to keep me playing.. or at least keep my money lol