Part Seven :: In Conclusion...
No Guide is ever totally comprehensive. What I've tried to accomplish over the last week is a simple and easily-understandable plan of action, based on the fact this will be the Fourth Expansion I've personally prepared for. As in most things, you'll be surprised how much easier your life can be if you spend a bit of time doing stuff beforehand.
There are two final pieces of advice I would like to impart, and I think they're probably more important than anything else I have suggested thus far:
1. ENJOY DOING THIS.
Frankly, I have a great time faffing, pottering, bimbling... call it what you like, but I get as much enjoyment from this side of the game as I do from Raiding, or 5 Mans, or anything else. I know some people don't, and if you are one of those, then really this Guide will have nothing for you. The key to doing anything successfully (at least in my eyes) is having some fun along the way: there's a World of other opinions out there, the Internets are full of intelligent and helpful people who also have tons of great advice to take on board. Find what suits you best, and make sure you enjoy yourself in the process!
2. STOP IF YOU DON'T.
This is not a job, whatever some people might say to the contrary. You shouldn't feel obliged to prepare, it should not be a chore. When it is, it's time to go do something else.
Thank you for reading folks, and I hope it has been an enjoyable experience. If you'll excuse me, I'm off to start levelling a Miner/Herbalist while I keep working on clearing those other pesky alts... :D