Every character we have is in WOW TBC Gold Classic already. They certainly don't want down time for anyone who is going to TBC. The entire database will be copied prior to launch. TBC will flip the "active bit" on the TBC database to true and the Classic bit to false if you select TBC. Then you can pay $35 for them to flip the Classic bit back.
I don't know However, it's the source of his income. The company has also admitted the company doesn't have other skilled tradesmanship skills. Others I can appreciate in a way, especially when it comes to buying these micro macro transactions. However for the majority of us, even though we disagree with the direction ActiBlizz is heading the cheap Burning Crusade Classic Gold desire to play TBC is much stronger.