And now Night Elves are in yeti pajamas riding on chickens
Yep the world is changing rapidly
Night Elves could also ride Baron Rivendare's Deathcharger back in vanilla, having access to different types of mounts that don't match your race's flavor is not a new concept. I imagine Metzen was more upset at the fact they were making Night Elf Nightsabers look like regular orange tigers, because the Nightsaber aesthetic is supposed to be different.
I love this guy, he was so good for WoW. I hope he rejoins the team, or even better, his current project is WoW related. <3