Here we are, the Burning Crusade is winding down and the long dark winter of the Wrath of the Litch King is approaching. it makes me think of the story of the grasshopper and the ant.
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer
long, building his house and laying up supplies for
the winter. The grasshopper thinks he’s a fool and
laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come
winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper
has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold
Like the ants in the story some folks are starting to stockpile money and materials like the Wrath of the Litch King is the long cold winter they need to prepare for. They grind materials, they do dailies stockpiling gold, they have bank alts full of stack upon stack of crafting materials for the next phase of the game. in short they are prepared.
Then like the grasshopper there are those more worried about having fun now. Stockpiling things by accident at best. spending more time on doing whatever seems fun at the time than worrying about what will happen when the long dark night of leveling in a new area comes to pass. They simply trust that whatever they need will be found along the way.
I can’t speak for you but I am a grasshopper. I will keep goofing around and having fun for now, leveling my alts and going wherever the winds carry me. When the time comes I will travel light and live off the land. Only time will tell which way was the wisest choice.