I payed my $20 almost a month ago for the 2009 WoW Arena Tournament. I will admit that my main motivation for signing up was to get the Armored Murloc which only requires you to play 200 rated matches during the for qualifier weeks.
I took my [Step Into The Arena] last week with my friend just to get the win one match achievement. Look’s like I’ll get back into doing weekly Arenas on my live server Garona after this Tournament qualifier. The new dual-spec system will allow me to save costs by having a pure raid spec and a good arena/5man spec.
Back in the Burning Crusade I did arena a good bit but I have not touched on it since Wrath came out. It was actually a good way to get some starter gear epics at level 70 for many people. I used the gloves all the way until I looted my T6.