To veteran players the discontinuity isn't too big of a deal, since we understand what's going on. I'm curious about how it "feels" to a brand new player, though. It must be confusing as hell.
Goto the youtube video in my post above, it explains everything very well... here I'll repost it for you and others:
I've seen that before, and I'm well aware of WHY it is the way it currently is.
I'm just curious as to what goes through the head of a new player when transitioning from shattered Azeroth to Outland and Northrend then back to shattered Azeroth, all without any real in-game context to explain it.
If they are as "new" as you say they are, then they shouldn't really notice any time differences from 1-60 into Outland. Heck, I would be surprised if they noticed a difference leading into Northrend. Anyone starting off that interested in Lore and the WoW Timeline will easily look it up and figure it out. Anyone without that passion will just keep chugging those quests.