Blizzard has decided that I CAN HAZ PANDAS.
This isn't my first time beta-testing a game (take a gander at Frayed Knights, which I suspect you'll enjoy if you have anything more than a rudimentary sense of humor). I may be weird, but as a software developer, I actually take the whole "beta tester" thing kind of seriously.
Yeah, I'll get to see da Pandas. I'm also looking forward to filing some reports on truly heinous bugs.
Don't laugh. I just told you - I'm weird.
In fact, as kind of a good omen of the bounty of bugs to come, I managed to file one even before I had the Mists beta installed. The Mac installer crashed in a weird and unusual way, so boom - off goes the problem report to Blizzard.
An auspicious beginning, I think :-)
Moar Panda news to follow...