Rikaku, you mustn't forget that the whole Exotics theme was introduced in Wrath. That's where Silithids and all the other old beasts fit in. Note that all non-BM hunters got in Wrath were Moths, Wasps and Birds of Prey. And Blizzard couldn't really say "Hey, BM-hunters, you get this new talent that allows to tame beasts no-one else can tame! And these beasts are Rhinos and Spirit Beasts! Yeah, that's it, nothing else really fits with Northrend."
And since BC took us to a different planet, they had to design a completely new wildlife anyway. The wave of new tameables was kind of a side effect of that I think. Cata has neither of those two features, it doesn't introduce a whole new category of pets, and it doesn't take us to a fundamentally different world. It's just the old world shaken up. That may be a reason why there're fewer new families in Cata. I guess Blizzard doesn't feel like throwing out pets that don't make sense to them just for the sake of it.
I totally get that. Trust me, I do.
My point was strictly to respond to the "these pets don't fit in cataclysm" issue. I was merely pointing out that technically if you set aside Silithids, they didn't fit in Wrath. I get that Wrath introduced Exotics. But as a species, Silithids played absolutely no part in Wrath, not even in any lore of the quests. They weren't part of Wrath of the Lich King, yet, Wrath brought them to us. To me, in order for it to really "make sense", it would've made more sense for Silithids to be introduced as pets in Cataclysm since we're returning to the old world.
I'm saying, why couldn't some of the old world pets get the same treatment. Is there really a good reason that some of the most-demanded and sought after pets in all the history of WoW can't be made tameable? It's more of food for thought, because personally, I don't buy the idea 'they didn't fit into Cataclysm'.
I suppose Blizzcon 09 made me bitter about the old families that arent tameable.
However, even if I completely ignore Zhevras and Stags and whatnot, I'm still not impressed with the Cataclysm pet models. So I still stand by feelings of "not too impressed". I don't feel blizzard listened to us all that much on the pet family tameables.
Though when it comes to making old families tameable, there might still be hope. There have been so many new pets in such a short time now and it's certainly possible that they aren't done yet. So keep you're fingers crossed.
I do. I totally keep my fingers crossed. I will keep buying expansions til I get my dang stag XD