I don't find those numbers so surprising because there is only one person on my realm even close to me on wowprogress's pet score rankings. I can easily see how people don't have the raiding with leashes achievements. Quite a few probably struggle to get past Lady Vashj, Razorgore or the chess event...
Yes, it is Horde side only. It was the only way I was able to get my Vicious Horror and Spineclaw Crab. Just try not to log in during prime time because I was seeing ques approaching 1000 during that time.
Thanks for the tip everyone. I made a DK on Illidan-H and was finally able to get a Spineclaw Crab and Viscous Horror. It took about 170,000 gold worth of pets from my server to sell on Illidan to buy them both, not too bad of a hit.
It has never been seen on my auction house along with the Viscous Horror. Doesn't look like either one of those will be added to my collection anytime soon. If one ever does appear I will probably have to spend a few 100k gold to buy it.
I was too lazy to do the opening quests for the death knight so I just transferred one of my characters to a low-pop no- crz realm and they were spawned when I arrived, didn't even have to wait around.
I've been using the dry river bed by Aki. There is a plateau right at the start of it where 5-6 water striders spawn almost as fast as you can kill them. Looks like it would be safe to park a low level character there.