As many of you are well aware, The Wrath of the Lich King expansion for World of Warcraft will be coming out soon. One of the new features that has WoW fans so excited is the new class of Death Knights. This is the first Hero Class on World of Warcraft. It allows players who have met certain requirements to create a new class of character. In order to make a Death Knight, you have to have a Paladin at a certain level.
So my question is, what will happen to our beloved Paladins? Everyone wants to try new classes, and everyone loves being in a minority class. When there aren't many of your class around, you get lots more items due to lack of competition. So I would imagine many players are already frantically leveling up their paladins in hopes of embracing the dark side and becoming Death Knights. But what will happen when EVERYONE becomes a death knight? Will we still have any paladins left? Will the few remaining paladins suddenly become the most coveted class? Will so few people be able to become death knights that they remain rare? What will the death knights do to the overall WoW class balance?
If nothing else, I will be glad to see a new tanking class arising. We can never seem to find enough tanks.