Despite my original expectations I think the model fares well and next to the others already in the game it's arguably the best World of Warcraft will have to offer, although that probably isn't saying much. If anything it looks like a fluffy overweight dwarf with a cute (oh my god the C-word!) face.
Mists of Pandaria has been on the receiving end of a lot of jokes lately with many claiming that Pandarens will make the game feel "too childish" with its Kung Fu Pandas. I'll go on record and say that although I don't like that they'll be available for both factions I don't see why they're a problem. Worgens suspended any reality the game had and Gnomes are so intolerable I just want to kick them across a river.
What do you think of the model? Will it ruin World of Warcraft forever?