The Celestial Steed mount that everyone thinks is super-pretty and I theorized would fall off of Arthas's Mom is actually being sold for $25 from the Blizzard Store and will be account-bound like the pets -- thus it will go to all of your present and future characters -- and is usable as a ground mount in no-fly zones. (I guessed that the Steed would be $30 and sent to all characters.) I love things that are account bound.
Also the Lil' XT pet is up for the normal $10. He has the voice of that silly Ulduar boss, so if you like that boss you can hear him anytime with the pet.
Personally, I'm excited about these. The Celestial Steed is an exquisite mount, and plenty of people would get enjoyment from it. As my Guild Leader said, "Very affordable. It'll be all over the place, but @#$% it's awesome."
Husband wants one, and I told him to go for it. He's sad that it'll be everywhere, but he's going to "Enjoy this for me, and try not to care about who else has one." I told him that when they put a new mount up on the store, everyone will start using that and only the people who really love this one will keep using it, and he agreed that I'm usually right about this sort of thing (I love it when men say the woman is right).
Husband also asked if I was going to buy the Steed, and I said "Eventually, yes. But Dusty won't ride it, Plum won't ride it, and Birdy... I dunno. So until I know which character will actually use it, I don't see the point of getting it right now."
He said "You're not going to get it to go from 79 mounts to 80?"
"Right. And it's 80 to 81 now." Then we talked about the progress of my mount grind.
I realize there will be some concerns about "buying achievements" with the Steed, but I'm looking at it from a different perspective -- it's one of the most beautiful mounts I've seen since the phoenix and it's being made available to the masses. Not just to the hardcore raiders. I'm really glad about this. The Spectral Tiger was such a hit, I'm thrilled that the populace gets something this beautiful if they want it. (I'm especially happy for players who can't invest a lot of time into the game to get mounts but who want something special and work hard enough to afford it.)
^ Husband on his level 20 bank alt.