I'm lovin' me some Zangarmarsh.
I just really like the zone so far. The strange debuff that those bumblebees put on Ruby (my pet Boar) is just a sweet visual effect.
I'm a big fan of Cenarion Expedition, and its my first real taste of reputation (sure there was that Magram quest line in Desolace, and a little taste for rep with Argent Dawn, but nothing too notable there). Fun to see the vendor's items change from red to actually purchasable as my rep lvl's up. Of course, none of the items are of particular use to me, but just fun to see things happen. Also the master cook book is here. My cooking is semi-stuck at 279 and has been for a little while. I should probably just suck it up and go to Azshara where the Nagas drop zesty clam meat which is one of the ingredients to the remaining recipe I have that will give me skill. I also have a recipe for cooking Winter Squid, but I'm not sure when winter starts in the WoW universe, and I'm not sure what waters I can fish to get winter squid. Need to do something though, because I've got some recipes and a stack or two of ingredients waiting for when I turn 300.
One of the things I've been liking in Zangarmarsh is how I've found it really easy to work 2 or 3 quests simultaneously. I find that each time I head back to the Cenarion Expedition in the east part of the zone, I've got 3 quests ready to turn in. Very nice jump in XP and quest rewards.
Something else that the zone is showing me is the benefits of only choosing one of herbalism or mining. I haven't seen any mineral veins in Zangarmarsh, so I only keep track herbs active. Much less stress as I run about. But the money is so sweet with dual herb/mining that I'll keep them both, but its something to think about for my next toon.
Ding 375 herbalism
I just love the herbalism.
I actually enjoy mining more than herbalism because I find the ores and bars sell better on my server. I almost never have a stack of any metal expire on AH, where as herbs are much more sensitive to day of week and stack size. But then again, I kind of like the mother nature feel of herbalism (I must be Tauren at heart) rather than the industrial, strip mining, ecosystem crushing aspect of my other gathering profession.