Wow I this is so weird, especially since this is the petopia forums I thought you guys would love pets here. I keep thinking I know the kind of people who play this game after 10 years but clearly I don't. It's just pet storage guys. You literally took something so common sense and turned it into the gay marriage of world of warcraft. And just looking at the comments in this thread it seems like this person Valnaaros is basically the Westboro Baptist Church.
Yes, some players do like collecting as many things as they can. No they are not hurting you or the game and if you knew how much data this game handles you would laugh at the very notion that giving hunters the ability to tame every unique pet look in the game would somehow have a negative impact on Blizzard's ability to handle the amount of data that would add to what they already handle. Think about this; you can literally restore ANY item you deleted or sold or disenchanted. I don't know the time limit but I know it is a very impressive amount of time and think about the millions of people playing this game and the billions of items that get sold/deleted/disenchanted regularly. It's all there, ready to be restored if you need it. So that argument is laughably absurd.
"We have to draw the line somewhere, when is enough enough?"
Again, this is absurd. There is no limit to the number of mounts or transmogs or toys or battle pets you can collect. If it is still possible to collect something in the game, you can collect it, and its all right there ready for you to use at your pleasure. Mounts, toys, transmogs, and battle pets.
Yes I understand some of you need to have some kind of intense spiritual bond with your pet that your hunter has and that is totally fine, but giving hunters the option to tame any kind of pet they want and never worry about "space" will not change that. You will still have that special bond with that special pet you have and your argument that you don't need a stable is completely irrelevant to what we are discussing here. It's a video game. Nobody needs this game, you need water, food, heat, and shelter. You don't need anything else. I don't have 50 pairs of shoes because 1) Shoes cost money 2) shoes need to be stored in the limited space that I have in my home. Storage space is not a concern for Blizzard or a game like this. Again, look at the mounts/transmogs/toys/battle pets. Money is also not a concern because this is a subscription based game model and we don't use a cash shop to get new appearances for gear or pets like other games using the cash shop model. Yes, there are a few mounts and helms and companion pets you can buy for money but nobody could honestly say WoW is a cash shop game. Add that up and you see there is no reason why pet storage should ever be an issue in this game. If there is a unique tameable look, you should be able to tame it, given the precedent they've already set with mounts, toys, and battle pets.
When they removed all the unique pet abilities and specializations, pets basically became transmogs. They kept some slows and heal reductions for pvp, they kept the bloodlust, but generally you are getting 3 kinds of pets:
1) The everyday pet that has no special ability its just your favourite pet or it's whatever pet you use for your current transmog
2) The pvp pet with either the slow or the heal reduction, whichever would probably be more useful for your build and what type of pvp you are doing
3) The raid pets in case the raid needs a bres or bloodlust
Besides those 5 different pets, everything else is just a transmog now. The underlight angler and the waterwalking mounts make waterwalking pets pointless.
Being upset at having 50 stable slots, all of them occupied by a pet that took a degree of time or skill to acquire, and having to choose one of those pets and deleting it if you ever want to tame a new one, is a legitimate problem. It's a legitimate problem and it's only getting worse as time goes on and newer, better looking pets are introduced into the game. Being upset that other people playing the same game as you get to do something that they really want to do, that has zero impact on your experience in the game is just ridiculous. Let the hunters tame any pet look they want. They can tame every single unique look in the game if they want. I keep waiting for a logical argument against being able to collect every pet appearance in the game but all I see are the same arguments about how they never use 50 different pets and how they have such a special bond with their 2 pets that they have been using for 10+ years... Yes that's fine. You still haven't given me a logical argument about why we shouldn't be able to collect pets, especially since pets are literally just cosmetic preference from a game development and balance point of view.
Don't be absurd. Of course players should get to tame as many pets as they want, collect as many mounts as they want, and unlock as many transmogs as they want. It's a video game. If you don't want to tame more than 1 pet, then dont. If you don't like how easy it is to level with heirlooms, don't use the heirlooms! Just do what makes you happy! Let other people be happy! They aren't hurting you! Stop being so ridiculous! Just let them be them and you can be you. See how I brought this full circle? The gay-marriage of WoW folks.