Lufitoom, The Bloodthirsty checking in.
First, I find it mildly offensive that anyone would assume that I had to cheat/bot/have others play my account for me. But let's be honest, you are having a little case of "sour grapes". Let me tell you a little about me.
I love playing WoW. Duh. I do not like raiding or heroics much, although I have done it in the past.. and only a little bit. My time is spent in battlegrounds, rated and unrated, and in WPvP. You are right, honorable kills =/= skill. I am a mediocre player. I've never been above 1958 in arena, and I only have the 2000 achievement in RBGs.
I love getting honorable kills, but the win is more important. I try to put my all into even regular bgs... I don't farm in mid, I don't afk. The honorable kills come because I do a lot of bgs, mostly WSG (not the highest honorable kill farming by far) because I enjoy it. I have been lucky enough to participate in many large scale WPvP events, and 45,000+ of my hks are from world kills.
My toon was made after Sunwell came out in BC... not vanilla. Sadly, I didn't start playing wow in vanilla. Sure wish I had! The stories of the epic AV battles leave me jealous. But yeah, I don't do alts. I fell in love with Moonkin, and that is all I play.
I was lucky enough to work at home for most of wotlk and in between calls from clients I was able to play. IoC was an hk fest at the beginning and I got 500+ hks per each during that time.
Now, with my career forcing me to work outside the home, I only average about 500 hks a night on the weekdays, and I tend to get 3000 on the weekends if I am just playing while hanging out at home. On weekends that I'm busy, I might get 1000 or less. Does it take up a lot of my time? Yes. Do I still have time for friends/family/loved ones/hobbies? Yes.
I am sure there are people to cheat to get the title. Just like people cheat to get honor, to get arena rating. There are losers like that in game and in real life, but please don't lump me into that group. I am proud of my title, my achievement, my dedication and time put into it.
I think there should be an achievement account wide for honorable kills, but no title. The title should be for the characters that achieve it. I also look forward to a new achievement/title for a larger amount... 400k, 450k, 500k... whatever. Give me a new goal!
Good luck to those of you going for it... and congrats to those who have achieved.
There are achievements that I will never get, because I have chosen this path and style of play. I am thrilled and happy for those who DO achieve them. I will never down another player because they choose to pve over pvp or to do every single quest (I hate questing.)
There is something in this game for everyone, and it is about having fun, right?