So, I eagerly loaded the new patch and logged in. I noticed that I had some new mail and low and behold I won the Shadow Wand I was trying to nab over at the Orgrimmar Auction house. Very nice. So I open the mail expecting to grab the attached wand only to find no attached wand!
As I sat there cursing into the screen, I noticed the broadcast message: "We are aware of the current issues with the mail system. At this time we are working on a resolution and we ask that you please do not delete your in-game mail. We apologize for the inconvenience."
Who else thinks I should get the wand for free for this inconvenience? ;-)