I've always been disappointed that I've put so much work into my characters, and whenever they get deleted (Blizzard shuts down the game or, more likely, I end up quitting), I'll probably never see them again.
Fortunately, there are solutions. I could spend an unknown amount of money to have a snazzy 3D printer make a model of my characters. Or, as Alice points out, I could hire MMO ART to give me a custom picture of my favorite Hunter (or Shaman, or Warrior...). Their website shows only a few WoW pieces (mostly City of Heroes and Guild Wars), but what's there looks really, really good.
I've seen a few artists around before offering to draw pictures of characters, but nothing that looked this professional and well done. And it's (relatively) cheap, too-- a quick pencil sketch starts off at only $50, but even a full color single character piece is only $200 (a small price to pay for a frameable memento of all that /played time). And if you want to go all out, they'll even put your character in a custom made, full color comic book for $300/page! That's peanuts when you think of having your own rogue's sneakiness in AV immortalized in comic book form for all time!
Anyway, props to them for finally professionalizing the whole MMO art process, and for turning out some amazing stuff. Wonder if they offer free samples to journalists...