Wolfdancer, my shammie, dinged 40 this weekend. I have to say, looking back on this journey, that the changes brought by patch 2.3 really do make a big difference in leveling a toon in this range. Whereas my previous playthroughs seemed quite drawn out, in particular the STV part, the levels just flew by this time.
Anyway, I have a mount, can chain heal, wear mail (but haven’t found anything but a chest piece worth wearing so far) and just picked Stormstrike which is said to allow major arse kicking. Looking forward to the next 10 levels.