Let me start by stating that I am not a mount collector. I've never been and it's likely that I will never become one. It's simply too much work to collect all those mounts and frankly I couldn't care less what I'm riding, as long as it's quick.
Thanks to the nice changes made by Blizzard, you can now just buy the maximum riding speed you can afford and it will apply equally to all your mounts, even the ones that were traditionally slow (like the 60% ground mount or 150% flying mount). That is a very nice touch because it allows everyone to use the mount they like best, without any penalty to speed. In my case, all my level 80+ toons have 310% speed mounts.
Since my mount collection is pitiful and can't even be called a "collection", the mount that I like best is the Headless Horseman's Mount that I have on my priest only. It has never dropped for my other characters but it seems fitting that my priest owns it.
You see, a shadow-specced priest makes this mount look even more badass than it is. There are cooler mounts out there and, after all, individual preferences are very subjective but for me, this is the ultimate mount. That, in no small measure, is also because I actually own it, as opposed to gawking at other people's 1337 mounts.
I find this mount baddass for several reasons. First, there's the fact that it is both a ground and a flying mount. Nowadays this isn't such a big deal anymore but in the olden days such a mount was very cool to own because you could use the same mount in both flying and non-flying areas without resorting to macros or multiple hotkeys. Then, there's the concept of riding a fricking flying horse. It looks like Death's horse, like one of the steeds of the Four Horsemen or perhaps like one of the mounts ridden by the Nazgûl in Lord of the Rings.
Combining this mount with a shadow priest really brings out the badassery, no question about it. I also love the way it seems to effortlessly glide through the air without flapping wings or whipping tails to distract me. As a bonus, when it turns, it seems to bank a little in the direction of the turn. Oh and if you look at the screenshot, the mount and the (shadow priest) rider are almost invisible against dark backgrounds.
Forgive me if I seem smitten with the Headless Horseman's Mount but it is the best possible mount I could have on any of my characters but especially on my shadow priest who, with his dark aura, gives the mount an even more foreboding presence.
I will end this by saying that there isn't another mount in World of Warcraft quite like the Headless Horseman's Mount. Which is your badass mount or what do you consider to be the ultimate pony?
Former WoW player, current Diablo 3 fanatic, I love the finer things in life such as PC games, beer and computers. While playing a good game is a spiritual experience, blogging about it is almost equally rewarding.