I don't think many people notice this scripted sequence from within the Old Hillsbrad instance. If you go to Southshore, there's all sorts of cool stuff going on, and if you go to the Inn, you see a very long sequence where several notable Paladins (most of them future Scarlet Crusade leaders or Death Knights) discuss a crystal that will be used to create the Ultimate Weapon against the undead: the legendary Ashbringer. If you thought Blizz forgot about it, you're mistaken.
Personally, I don't give a damn. It's just a freaking sword, and I can't use swords.
I've been back in the game for about a week now. I've just been having way too much fun in Outland to bother to post anything. I've got lots of new screenshots to post, and as soon as I can pry myself away, I'll post a few.
Until then, here I am about to get stomped by a Fel Reaver. At least you can see and hear them coming so you know to run like a frightened kitten; Devilsaurs weren't so avoidable. You just heard a *THUD THUD GULP* and you woke up at the graveyard.