Conversely, while I feel for the spaceship-crashing draenei, and like playing them, their start zone is not great. It should be noted at this point that this is all highly subjective: different strokes for different folks and all that, just because I dislike one start zone doesn't mean you should too. What I'm wondering is this: what is the best race with the worst start zone?
The reason I ask is that I've recently obtained a US account in order to join up with the folk in WoW Insider's guild, It Came From the Blog, Horde side on Zangarmarsh. I normally play in the EU, but for $5 for the battle chest, I thought "why not?" Of course, I then had to work out what I wanted to level. My favorite horde race, by a long shot, is the goblin. I love them, their funny little walk, their ridiculously large hands, their croaky voices, their pointy ears and noses, their funny haircuts... they're great.
But my god, I hate their start zone. I don't want to drive a hot rod around the place with my friends, I don't want to be stuck on Kezan, unable to do battlegrounds. The great thing about the vanilla races is that, with a little effort, you can take your human to the gnome zone. Or just run around killing things until you're at a level where you can run around and kill more things. You don't have to finish a story and get off an island, you have options.
What's your opinion? What's the race you love to play, with the start zone you love to hate?