I am level 56, over halfway to level 57, and a young hunter's thoughts are turned to Outlands...
Yesterday, just out of curiosity, I actually went to Honor Hold (I'd been warlock summoned there before, for my alchemy/herbalism training, and I'd also set my hearth to Shatt a few levels back, so I already had the flight point) and wandered out amidst the level ?? elite demons to do some exploring for just a bit. I wound up running into some level 58/59 mobs who I disposed of, and I've gotta tell you, your first "Outlands kill" does feel good.
But I quickly returned back to Azeroth... I have some quests there that I want to finish up before I do move on to Outlands "for good".
I have to admit though, I have sort of been taking a "semi-break" from my main for a couple reasons, not the least of which is that some of my friends and guildies seem to be a bit too well-intentioned for my tastes, and being well aware of my level, they are ready to hold my hand and rush me through Outlands, helping me to do all the quests and get all the gear that they "already know are good". It's great of them to offer their assistance, but I've always been somebody who does things at her own pace, taking her time to experience the game and its story on her own, to the best of her ability-- I don't really want too much assistance here.
One of these people has a Karazhan-running hunter on another realm; he's taken it upon himself to tell me exactly which Outlands gear and weapons I "have" to get. I appreciate his advice and don't doubt his experience but I feel like I can figure out which gear to get on my own, because I seem to have done well-enough on my own so far, gear-wise (this particular person even said so)... so I don't see why I should be needing all this help all of a sudden. If I do need help or advice I can always just ask when I get to that point.
Anyways, because of that, I've been sort of messing around with other characters where there is less pressure. I have a mage that I've really been starting to enjoy playing, and I have a dwarf hunter who has recently tamed a wolf named Clifford; if you ever spent a lot of time reading as a kid, then I'll presume you get the inherent joke here. (Otherwise, I will direct you here! And still make you figure out the joke =P) There is something fun about dwarves that I can't quite pin down. I love my night elf hunter but dwarf hunters, especially female dwarf hunters, are so unique and refreshing sometimes.
Tawyn and Tux have not been abandoned however! I'm still playing them, just not as much. I am looking forward to hitting level 60 sometime soon, though. Even though I didn't start playing until 70 was the big one, I still think 60 is an admirable milestone (sort of like 40).