I have to say that the Tauren newb experience was quite enjoyable yesterday. I have only previously played a tauren up to almost level 6 in the beta. So it may as well be a completely fresh experience to get to level 12 last evening.
I didnt feel rushed and yet I was able to hit level 10 in 3 hours and 30 minutes. This is a feat I usually accomplish only in areas Im well versed in like the NE area of Teldrassil. There are a lot of similarities to the design of Teldrassil and Mulgore, yet I prefer the later.
The reason I prefer Mulgore is that I always felt when I set out from the village I was going to an area where I had 3 objectives to complete. Teldrassil involved much more back tracking because I would usually only have 2 objectives or 1 objective and I would find another along the way.