Eastern Kingdoms was a cakewalk compared to this.
True, you can use more aggressive quest assist add-ons than QuestHelper, but if the add-on is doing everything except moving your toon, then why bother? That said, I've been tempted by the lure of easy questing. Oh, I've been tempted.
Consider where I've been the past week or two for Kalimdor quests only: Silithus, Moonglade, Feralas/Dire Maul, Tanaris, Dustwallow Marsh, Desolace, Felwood, Winterspring, Mulgore, Durotar/Orgrimmar, Thousand Needles, Eastern Plaguelands, Alterac, Stranglethorn, Swamp of Sorrows, and Hinterlands. And that's for just two or three quest chains. I know I've got The Barrens, the Blackrock instances, and various and sundry places in my future as well.
My frequent windrider miles are sure stacking up.
Maybe it's the state of the game right now, but I don't see that many people out questing when I'm putzing around, doing my thing. Yes, I'm aware that a lot of people don't get up at 5 AM to get their WoW fix in, but I have been getting online in the late afternoon as well and there have been very few people out and about. I'm starting to wonder if the LFD tool is finally pulling enough people into leveling that way rather than being out and seeing Azeroth. I know from the standpoint of an ex-PvP server user, it's infinitely safer than being ganked in Tarren Mill.
Who knows what's going on? Maybe the lure of that Worgen or Goblin character has some questers on the fence right now until Cataclysm drops.
There are times when I wish I could clone Quint and send him off to another realm and/or faction. Yeah, I know, you miss out on the playing, yadda yadda yadda. Seriously, though, it would be nice to be able to clone a character or be able to get people to join up for a party across servers. With RealID, Blizz has taken the chat feature and made it non-realm specific (for better or worse), so why not do that for the LFD tool or party creation? Of course, that makes the cash cow of switching servers go away, but still....
I was in an Old Kingdom run today when I was presented with a dilemma. The tank had pulled a trash mob, but the situation was such that he couldn't pull the mob that far back without causing another group behind us to aggro. (The position of the mobs in some of those weird angular openings in the Old Kingdom do that.) However, if Quintalan took up his usual position opposite the tank there was a good chance that I might get a separate trash mob to aggro on me instead. That would mean I'd have to take up position to one side of the tank, all but guaranteeing that I'd pull aggro unless I reduced myself to auto attack. The Frostbringers and Eyes of Taladram were bringing it hard, and our caster DPS wasn't that great.
Which was the lesser evil: take up my normal position and run the risk of having another trash mob aggro on us; stay to the side and auto-attack, hoping that the healer could handle the drawn out fight; or stay to the side and amp up the attacks, risking aggro but figuring that better I get aggro from the mob we have rather than an extra one?
(For the record, I chose the last option, and yes, I did pull aggro, but Hand of Salvation was off cooldown so I was ready.)
One last thought: with Arthas now dead in Cataclysm's timeline, how is Blizz going to reconcile the Northrend questlines with the new reality?