So as I was lurking in Alterac Valley, my favourite battleground, farming for the Olympic pet, I realised I was earning honor points despite having no actual spending aim. That got me to thinking; these honor points will be around come Wrath and eventually when I hit 80 I should be able to spend them on some "free" epics. A shaman in our guild recently ground battlegrounds incessantly and collected almost 60,000 honor to spend on resto PvP gear.
This then got me to thinking, should I be farming honor points now so that when I hit 80 I can spend them all on epic honor items? I'm assuming here there will be some epic honor items to spend on, but I don't know how much or little an honor point will be worth. I also don't know how much the new level 80 items will cost.
Looking at the current game, the cost for the level 60 PvP epic chest is 13,770 honor, the cost for the level 70 PvP rare chest is 13,219 honor, and the level 70 PvP season 2 chest is 14,500 honor. So that's very little difference between a level 60 and level 70 item. However I won't predict anything about the future based purely on the cost now, so it may well be that there will be honor inflation in the expansion, and any honor gained now will be eroded in value. Still, it's an interesting idea.