Yesterday, I finally earned 200 Tol Barad Commendations to get my Drake of the West Wind!
I haven’t concentrated on mounts too much. It was overwhelming before Pandaria to earn each special mount for each character. Today, all toons on an account share the mounts that you earn (with a few limitations here and there) so it is much more manageable to me.
The drake of the west wind is quite pretty. I love the turquoise shiny parts.
I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of the drake style mounts. They seem big and bulky to me. The drake is great if you want to take yourself out for a flight around the countryside. Then, you have time to enjoy the beauty and elegance of the outspread wings.
I would take quiet exploratory and meditative flights quite a bit during Wrath of the Lich King, when I first got my flying ability. I don’t do that very often these days. Usually, I want a more compact mount.
I am very happy to have this achievement under my belt though. Tol Barad is fun, but time consuming.