there's the possibility that someone hacked your account and "abused the economy". happened to a guildie of mine that hadn't played for 2 years (got a mail that told him he was getting banned - one that was real). anyway, he contacted Blizzard and it was easily solved.
the bugs could be a result of the streaming client. if not everything is downloaded or installed it appears there are problems (that dont exist after you finish with the download).
Patch 4.0.1 changes are all balanced around 85 content. Yes balance at this moment is off, but it's for a few weeks. Blizzard won't work their heck off to balance things around content that soon will be left in the dust.
So tbh I wouldn't make a big deal about it right now. It may prove to be similar at 85, and then might be the time to complain, but right now it's just useless.
actually mages aren't as buffed as Moonkin druids. sure, many of the changes made our rotations far better but the buff itself wasnt huge (it was "decent" considering mages were nerfed for every single patch fron WoW release up to the WotLK patch). I think players who play mages are more versatile and can adjust easier to changes, good or bad, that's why it seems they're OP right now. Warriors got hotfixed and they seem quite decent to play. DKs don't have as easy a time to aoe tank as before and paladins kinda rock, yeah.
i wouldnt say its broken. at least no more than WotLK patch was before its release. I remember going into Black Temple and taking down trash packs to aoe instead of the "normal" procedures at that time too. It's just that the classes have gone through serious changes and most people haven't figured out good rotations just yet. once that happens it will be back to normal.
The armor was almost the worst part of Wrath, they went way too far with the 'everything is supposed to look like it fits with the other pieces' deal.
There's what, 10 models for shoulders in Wrath?
That's just... I mean it's just fucking retarded.
Also, the new tier 11 looks like shit.
Jesus Christ, what kind of idiot came up with that shit?
I actually liked the gear in wrath, aside from the weapons. Not enough variety in the Weapons.
And T11 looks kick ass, except the shoulders for the rogue and the warrior.
Personally, I think I'd shoot myself if I had to wear a bright pink hat, dark brown shoulders, purple chest, green shoes, red pants, blue bracers, and orange gloves.
should see the Burning Crusade tanking gear i got for my warrior... he looks like a clown (except for the shield that i got in Wrath). i didn't raid with him so the gear looks... really not dangerous. i think i taunted the monsters just with the ugliness of the gear