So they went and done it and put Pandas into WoW. As expected there was a lot of reaction from the official community along with the usual number of 'I quit !!!!' posts.
So some people do take this game very seriously indeed, there was a good post on the forums which explianed why this thinking was flawed using Taurens and Worgen as examples.
I have to admit I was a little dubious about the Pandas, but not enough to even consider a rage-quit. In fact I signed up for Annual Pass, this is a great deal unless you are going to rage quit. The value of the bonus items; an exclusive mount and a free copy of Diablo 3 amount to some 5+ months of the subscription and then there is the automatic beta invite.
So on to the FAQ
The Pandaren start at level 1 and have there own start area before arriving in the normal zones just like Goblins and Worgen. I wonder how chat will be handled, presumably you can all chat until you pick your faction at level 10.
Monks are hybrids Tank/Healer/DPS and will play in a beat'em up style, no auto attack.
Pandaren cannot become death knights, the only race that cannot.
Level cap raised to 90
A big focus on things to do at level cap apart from raiding/arenas
New minigame involving vanity pets
No new professions
Major overhaul of talents that can be picked independently of spec.
No flying in Pandaria until level cap