I haven't played since June 12, 2012, shortly after I hit 58 with my DH.
Logged back in to see what this new patch was all about, and holy man, all the drops were just...well, so much better than everything I had up to that point.
The gear drops were like going from Tier 2 Epics in vanilla WoW to dingy greens in Burning Crusade. Geez.
Anyways, with the 50% XP boost, I was able to power level to 60 in no time, but what's this paragon level business? This wasn't around!