RNG, Raid and PvP mounts should not. Mains ARE mains after all ...
I kind of disagree. I admit that you have a good point there. It certainly is not a bad thing if you feel a special connection to the character you play most.
But on the other hand the reason Blizzard is doing this is taking away some of the reservations people have when it comes to switching their main. And I have to say that is a very good reason in my book. I'm a completionist. Before this change I would never have considered changing my main. For me to feel comfortable with the new character he/she would have to earn every mount/pet/achievement/FoS my old character already has. Even if that was possible it would mean a huge time investment to achieve things I have already done in the past. So I for one really dig this.
And specially things like the Raven Lord/the Molten Front pet I don't ever EVER want to farm again.
In the end I would rather build the connection with my main via him/her having the best gear of all my characters or (if you're into RP) creating a really awesome backstory (NOT Mary Sue please) or something like that.
Edited, Aug 22nd 2012 4:45am by TherealLogros
Agreed. Mains are NOT mains. I have no intention on switching my main at the moment, but I did switch mains just before Wrath launched. My mage (old main) had a bunch of stuff that I wanted on my new main, which meant I did Skyguard and Netherwing rep again, farmed for hours for another Firefly pet, etc. My paladin (current main) now has 178 pets, 138 mounts and nearly 12k achievement points. I was talking to a friend a few months ago before the account wide changes were announced and told him that I would never switch mains again because of all the work I've put into my paladin. At least now, if I change my mind I won't feel like I have to start over on a new main. And I am a completionist - I would want to grind everything again.