But why would a druid of the claw not prefer to be in cat form? Or bear form? Or whatever they feel comfortable as?
One is a matter of wild verse settlement. If you saw a bear ambling down your main street, you and a dozen other people are going to call your animal control services. In more rural areas it might just get shot. In this 'verse you can't presume the locals know a druid when they see one. Similar things could be said about hunter's pet; they would want to be sure to keep them close until they found good housing for them, and I can't imagine a lot of establishments would want your crazy beasts drooling on their merchandise, marking the corners, or pooping on the floor. Your beasts generally weren't raised that way either, they might be easy with you, but it doesn't mean they'd feel that easy in the congestion and confusion of a city.
Another is there are many eye-rolls when a Druid expects to be treated like a domesticated house pet. One of the reasons they take these forms is for the ferocity of their nature.
While crazy magic abounds, there are not many species that have the ability of telepathic communication, why would a Druid suddenly be able to do so in the form of a lesser-evolved creature? I'll give that there is obviously enough of the Druids sentience that, with practice, it might be able to make short worded replies or commands when in a creature form, but as that creature, how can it hold an involved conversation when its mouth and larynx are not developed that way?
I can see a Druid enjoying their forms very much, but you are a Humanoid who can take the form of a beast, not a beast pretending to be a Humanoid from time to time. You were born a humanoid, raised a humanoid, will die a humanoid, which form do you think you should really be more comfortable in? I would think, while druid peers would expect you to be physically comfortable in that form, if your were to feel more comfortable psychologically, it might be considered as being out of balance with your natural self.
12/21/2012 02:56 PMwhat about a worgen
Posted by Råyne
Again, you would still be regarded as pretty damn shocking among common folk. In a larger urban centre with a Worgen community within, you may find corners where you could let your hair hang down, out, and all over, but the risk of a bad reaction towards you increases in smaller communities, and rural areas. You can't expect the general public to understand your nature (you’re still kind of new to the public at large), and what they might have heard, second-hand stories, exaggerated beyond proportion in either positive or negative aspects (despite your participation in Harvest Fest: not everyone in the land gets to Stormwind for it). You'd feel most comfortable with people you trust in your Worgen form. I’d expect even Draenei got, “Ahhh! Blue Demon!” when they first started roaming the lands.
And the same might be said about the ferocity of the Worgen form as the Druid beasts form. You have embraced the beast, and again you might enjoy the form in less harried circumstances, but it's a dynamic of yourself you call on when needed, when threatened, or in the field of war, and your self-control is exemplified by returning to your Human form at will.