My brother reactivated my account for me yesterday. With the Internet now technically active at home, this means that I will be able to log into the game after receiving my laptop next Monday, arriving home and installing everything: XP in English, Wow itself, whatever patching is needed, etc.
On the updates front, Jewelcrafting and Engineering both have additions to their recipe stockpile. Wormhole: Gadgetzan sounds pretty cool. Just remember to equip a Parachute Cloak if intending to go through. And check out the new rings and necklaces.
And a reminder: check your class(es)' skills and talents, either at the official site or MMO-Champion.
Gaiwyn of Proudmoore