And for something completely different - pics of a couple of the novelty items you can buy:
The Crimson Lasher pet
The Mushroom Chair (can't wait to take this on my next fishing trip!)
I also have a tip to share about the vendor quests. On the PTR Ayla was locked and wouldn't let you see her goodies when you first encountered her. Damek was not locked and you could browse his stuff. I don't know how they will function when we finally see them on the live realms, I suspect that Damek was the bugged one. I stumbled on a little trick that let me see Ayla's stuff before I completed her quest. If you accept the quest from each vendor, they will let you browse their goods. So just pick up all the quests from the vendors to see their inventory. This was a huge relief for me because I kept getting confused over who sold what item. It's annoying to have to pop out to the web to see what the vendors have available. Hopefully this will still work on the Live realms and help you guys avoid turning your hard-earned tokens over to the wrong person.
Good luck you guys - we're in the home stretch!
** UPDATE ** Just unlocked the vendor phase on my Blacksmith this morning. It appears that the oddity with browsing the vendors still works as I described above. Damek will let you view his items without any problem. Ayla and Varlan will let you browse their wares after you accept their quest. You can start both quests, you're not limited to just one at a time.
Also, Damek has a faction discount for those in good standing with the Thorium Brotherhood. If you're an old-school Smith like me, you'll get a discount on his recipes. The other two vendors are showing Guardians of Hyjal as their affiliation, so I assume the faction discounts apply to them as well.