Thanks Blizzard. You cost me Champion because you like to keep little secrets. Or you just don't care. Regardless, you cost me Champion.
That is to say Rather than spend last week working up from Rank 9 to Rank 10, very possible given 1: Alterac Valley Weekend, and 2: the holidays and some days vacation time, I instead just farted around on some alts. Rather than be Rank 10, Champion, with the last two pieces of Champion's Gear for my Warrior, I instead just leveled a Paladin to 30.
I did not want to risk having Blizzard throw all my effort out in the trash.
I am, perhaps foolishly, going to try for it this week.