Idc about shoulders. But, my god if they give out the tabard....there is absolutely zero point in it.
There's no point in the tabard anyway, especially if you're wearing it as a caster. Globaling your opponent does not require skill, especially when you can just attempt to cc someone else and retry every 12 seconds.
I might respect the rogues, warriors, hunters, and DK's who earned one, but there's no way in hell you can assume that any caster with one really had to sweat for their tabard at any point.
Did I ever ask if you respected me, or if you thought I earned it? No, besides that doesn't have anything to do with this thread.
I got to 2300, so I did earn the tabard. While I doubt blizzard will just hand it out, if they do. It would be one of the very, VERY few things I would think blizzard was genuinely stupid for.