I decided not to switch money to Dog through the neutral AH. It's kind of fun and interesting to do everything on my own. Yesterday was rough quest-wise, I just couldn't find the right area (level-wise) and died endlessly. Today was much better.
I really like the human starter quests (all the way through Westfall, where I am now). I used to mock the "go bring me 10 wet cat eyes and 20 torn wolf claws" quests, but those really are my favorites now. (Especially as I'm doing skinning and mining on him.)
On H-side, haken_the_dk has been getting quite a bit of RP, enough that I actually turned some down tonight. That's a nice change, I hope it keeps up.