I would just like to go on record as saying that yes, I want flying mounts in Wildstar. Make it so you have to be max level to use them, but have them there.
The reasons I often hear that we shouldn't have them usually boil down to two things:
1) But that kills world PvP!
2) It breaks the immersion!
My responses to these two opposing viewpoints are:
1) WoWCensus shows that only 1/3 of all WoW players are on PvP realms. Sure, WoW isn't Wildstar, but the general trend should hold true. PvP'ers are a minority, and not even a large minority. I'm all for things to help make PvP play more fun, but not at the expense of the majority of players, the PvE'ers.
2) If flying is only available at max level, then I don't care about "immersion". I already got all of the immersion and story while I was leveling up. I'm max level now, I don't want to trudge through lowbie zones on foot being attacked by random lowbie monsters just because the thing I actually want to do is on the other side of said lowbie zone. If I wanted to wander through lowbie zones, I would, but I don't. I want to go gather that particular resource, or go do these specific dailies. Anything that artificially slows me down getting to that is just wasting my time, and I don't like being forced to do content I don't want to do just to be able to get to what I do want to do. Its like saying you can't enter a raid each week until you've done at least 3 battlegrounds first. Just let me skip content I've already done and get straight to what I actually want to do.
Now I'm not saying flying should be 100% safe to the point you could just hover in the air and go make a sandwich, but the point is that yes, I want a fast and convenient way to bypass content that I have already done or have no interest in doing right then.
Plus, just from an in-game perspective, I should think that people who traveled across the stars in space ships, that have transporters and access to all this super advanced alien technology should be capable of something as simple as piloting a ship. I mean, we know they have ships, they're in all the cutscenes. Big ships, little ships, fast ships, cargo ships, NPCs with their own small craft to take us up to their big ship adventures, but apparently us bigshot heroes of Nexus don't get to have one?
Heck, make it so that the flying mounts have weapons so we can have aerial dogfights. Flying kills world PvP? Fine, make it so you can get on your own flying mount and go chase after somebody and shoot them down. Remove that argument from the discussion entirely.