I love it. Cataclysm was the only expansion you weren't restricted to ground mounts at the start for (which made sense), and I honestly missed it. Being on ground-level and experiencing the layout, the roads, feeling more connected to the area you're in, seeing something amazing and wondrous appear slowly over the horizon as you ride up... I really enjoyed Wrath a lot, but I've not been this enamored with a sense of 'world' since BC.
I get that it's different for everyone, but for me games are experiences. Flying is certainly convenient, but you do lose something by just immediately being able to bypass the rules and confines of the world by zipping around wherever you like. I like that it's an earned privilege, and I have not minded a single second of my earning it.
I agree with this 100%. Infact if flying went away completely I would be happeir.
I made a post earlier about how the game is 100% more amazing from the ground, and that everyone should try it.
I also suggest that blizzard should add a nice incentive for using the ground mount, like giving each ground mount its own set of abilities only usuable in the world.
I ride the Magic Rooster mount and I think these would be cool abilities to have for this specific mount.
When you jump it jumps higher by fluttering its wings really fast.
If you dismount the ground mount will follow you around, and you just have to click on it to ride it again instead of casting it.
There's plenty of ideas I can come up with. I'll post them as they come to me :)
You can feed it, and it will eventually lay a magical egg that you can carry in your bags. The egg will eventually hatch out a pet, or a random vanity item.