I'm about to hit 80 and I haven't even finished Zul Drak yet. In fact, I still need to go back and do one quest in the Fjord, almost all of Tundra, a bit more in Dragonblight, all of Basin, all of Icecrown, all of Storm Peaks and haven't even stepped foot in Wintergrasp yet. Dungeon-wise I've only gotten up to Gundrak!
Sometimes I miss the days when it took a week of solid playing to level. :)
On the other hand, I'm looking forward to reputation building a little more. The new tabard, championing system looks like a great idea. And since I haven't done any of the level 80 dungeons or heroics, there'll be plenty of rep to get. Oh, and the gold. I need some g. Switching to g from xp... well, I like leveling and questing... but I like buyin' stuffs more. :)
With that in mind I made an initial shopping list for the first bits of gear I'll need. Since I'm tanking way more than dps'ing lately, I'm focusing there first. I made this list not as a final gear check, but rather what would be obtainable with limited play time available. Suggestions welcome.
For now I have Back, Ranged and Shield lists. Still working on the others... Boots seems to be in short supply. Hmmmm.
Screeching Cape - Drops off of Erekem in regular Violet Hold. I like this dungeon, so it's do'able.
Cloak of Peaceful Resolutions - Gotta get honored with Wyrmrest Accord, but I'm thinking I'm gonna do that anyway. I've never gotten mounts beyond the basics. Now that they don't eat bag slots, though, I might start a collection. :) And the red dragon mount from these guys just sounds nifty.
Tattered Castle Drape - This would be awesome but would probably require a billion more runs through Utgarde. We'll see... Kinda tired of that one.
Cloak of Armed Strife - If I ever get into Naxx and get lucky...
Sawed Off Hand Cannon - got this one today. Check!
Armor Plated Combat Shotgun - have to save golds for this one, but WoW!
Titansteel Shield Wall - I figure with all the questing I have left to do after 80, I might actually be able to afford this. Awesome.
Leeka's Shield - Who wouldn't want this. Hard to get, drops from a chest in CoT: Culling of Strath, and awesomesause.
Bulwark of the Noble Protector - Drops in Heroic Nexas. Almost ready to go there. Might as well have a nice shield for the trouble.
Royal Crest of Lordaeron - would love this. Just a beautiful shield... very Alliance looking and reminds me of the epic looking gear from original WoW. CoT: CoS chest drop again. Fat chance, but I can dream, right?
So, it's those plus quest rewards until I get into heroics proper. Should be fun!