The more I think about it, the more I find the idea of account wide pets liberating. I got the Giant Sewer rat last night with my fishing specialist, it's nice not having to do it with my pet collector, as well. I recently got the Magical Crawdad with my fisher, as well. I've been putting off doing the new Darkshore quests because they sound depressing (I didn't even like the old Darkshore, lol), but I got Withers with my Horde collector on another server, so hopefully I'm all set. I picked up the last 3 Childrens Week pets, making the fact I missed last years event irrelevant. I'm having fun collecting a lot of pets again.