*It mounts quicker than most, too. That is always nice. Especially when running from mobs and pvp'ers, or trying to beat someone to that mining node or herb.
Then, after I got that, I got exalted with the Anglers and got the Azure Water Strider mount:
Runs across water! Awesome!
With 155 mounts now, I started using an addon so I mount a different one almost every time. There are several on Curse Client, and a guild member recommended GoGoMount. It usually uses the best mount depending on zone and terrain, etc. For instance, until I got the Strider, it put me on my Sea Turtle mount when in water. It's one of the few non-raid oriented addons I use now.
I still keep a couple of individual mounts on my bars just in case I'm in a situation where I need to be sure what mount comes out.
What addons do you use? Got any favorites? I would love to know what you love to use.
*NOTE: It must have been a bug. The jade kite takes the same amount of time to mount as any other mount now.