I quit playing Wow for 2 years. This January marked one year that I have been back. When I first came back, I saw all these green paw prints on my maps. I thought "What are those?" And then I found out that they were pets you could collect and battle other trainers/players. I thought that was pretty stupid and what a waste of time. Keep in mind, my first go round with WoW I found the "vanity" pets completely useless. And they pretty much were. For my first several months back I continued with my "battle pets are stupid" line of thinking. But then one fateful day I wandered into a cave in Feralis and saw the Stunted Yeti. I thought "even though pet battling seems stupid, he is pretty cool. Let me see if I can catch one." Of course since I had never done any pet battles, I couldn't get him because any pet that I did happen to have (for example Frosty from the WotLK expansion) was only level one! So I got a couple pets and leveled them so I could capture my yeti. Let's just say after spending 400k at AH and spending WAY too much time capturing my 774 pets, I am hooked
Now when I see someone make a comment in chat that "pet collecting is stupid" I just think "you have no idea the fun you are missing".
So the Stunted Yeti is the critter that got me hooked, how about you?
Forgot to mention one thing about my pet addiction: I bought Murkalot on eBay a few weeks back for $152.50...somebody stop me before my real bank ends up like my guild bank-empty...lol