WvW as well in addtion to the above. If you've got a stockpile of achivement points, the achievement point reward chests give quite a few badges which can be exchanged for gear (can't remember if they also cost some coin too or not).
Griffon pet for rangers would be awesome. I'd like to see lions/tigers return as well (unless I'm forgetting that they're on another continent, in that case maybe later then). In the meantime I like the model of the new reef drake, I only wish I'd been smart enough to go get one on my ranger while it was an upscaled zone since she's low level.
Do minis get auto deposited in the bank if you have them in an invisible bag?