#1 - 2012/10/01 08:30:00 PMI am of the opinion that the Pandaren aesthetic - as it has been designed and implemented - just doesn't fit in with the Horde. Seeing them lumbering around Orgrimmar and Undercity completely spoil what the Horde is supposed to feel like.
The Goblins were a stretch - basically comedy relief Horde versions of Gnomes - but at least they had an aesthetic and a vibe that fitted in with the Horde. And the Blood Elves... okay, a lot of people still don't feel like they fit in with their camp flamboyance, but they got the Horde attitude.
Now look at the female Pandaren for example: http://i50.tinypic.com/2zgth0x.jpg They are basically walking teddy bears, designed to look like a soft toy you might give to a 6 year old girl. They fit in with the Alliance, alongside the cutesy giggley Gnomes. But the Horde? C'mon Blizzard.
Before anyone says "lolol it's a game with walking cows and gnomes why so serious", yes, it is a fantasy game with fantastical characters in it, and there has always been a sense of humour in the game. But despite some of their humorous aspects such as the dances and jokes, they fit in with their faction. The Pandaren - especially the female Pandaren due to its design - just don't feel like they belong in my faction.
The introduction of the Pandaren into the Horde has actually changed the feel of the game for me. The visual aesthetic feels like it's targeted for a much younger audience. When I see the male Pandaren walking animation or the teddy bear female faces I have to double check to make sure I'm not watching the Disney Channel. WoW doesn't feel the same to me any more.