Why? Well who uses Polearms? Hunters can't anymore, so that leaves Druids and Monks. Druids stay in their forms most of the time, so you don't ever see a Polearm, basically wasting it. I mean you can transmog it over a staff as Balance or Resto, but that isn't really widely done.
"But Reynic! What about Monks? They don't shapeshift right? Surely they are enough to appreciate the beauty of these weapons!"
Well kind citizen, you are mostly correct. But, well. Monks don't even USE their weapons. They sit idly on their back save for when using Jab. Hell, some Monks glyph Jab to not even USE a weapon. Also, a lot of Windwalkers prefer to dual wield.
So where does that leave us? Obviously with a lot of wasted Polearms that I'm sure other classes would graciously give good homes to.
What am I asking for? A feature that will hurt nobody, and serve to ONLY benefit people. A feature Blizzard has already opened the door to. I will now direct you to a change coming in 5.4.
Titan’s Grip now works with polearms.
^^^^^ THIS. RIGHT. HERE. Is EXACTLY what I wanted to see. Blizzard is okay with us USING Polearms. So why haven't they implemented them? Eh, as far as I know, it's because they don't like Polearm attack animations. (Who cares?)
This thread is an informal discussion to get either more Strength Polearms implemented in game (for both PvE and PvP) OR a much easier feature on Blizzard's part, allow us to transmog Polearms over Two-Handed Axes, Swords, and Maces.
I have already posted on all three of the classes forums who would benefit from this. C'mon guys, if we get enough backing? This could very well happen. Warlocks cried so much about the KJC nerf that Blizzard met them halfway. Blizzard LIKES our fun, just so long as "our" is a sizable group of people.
I implore you, if you would like to see this happen? Post here. For every beautiful polearm model wasted in a Druid's cat form I will be killing another innocent critter in Eversong Woods.
I'm a freakin' Death Knight man, I want my scythe. Post here if you would also like to use Polearms on your plate-bearing Strength-using class.
You can support this thread by also posting in the respective class forum topics I made:
PTR Discussion: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/9377138654#1
UPDATE: I want to be clear in that this is NOT a petition, in conjoining with forum rules this is merely a discussion by the player-base to show Blizzard that a sizable portion of us would love this feature. Nothing more.
UPDATE2: We have something VERY promising in the works:
2hand to polearm transmog will be on 5.4?
Hopefully. I can't promise.
With any luck, this can happen, and if we are vocal about it, we can help it happen.
UPDATE3: Slow news on the subject lately, but we may have an interesting lead. I now direct you to a new item icon coming in 5.4:
Okay now I'm sure you will speculate as to what significance this has, it's just a polearm right? Well, if you look at the item's URL, it clearly states "polearm_2h_pvp". So big deal, it might just be the new Grievous polearm right? Well no, because this is the icon for the Grievous (agility) Pike:
GRANTED (and far more likely), this could also merely be a new icon for the High Warlord's Pig Sticker. As it's icon is rather old, and the new icon is a spitting image of it. Though I'm not sure why they would randomly update such an old weapon's icon if they didn't intend to reuse it.