It seems likely now that the honor system going away and being replaced with the new system is going to happen in the next patch, sometime in December. This means that all current stats are going away, including DKs. Anyone has noticed a raise in low-level town raiding, where people go in and kill quest NPCs? I've seen far more attack notices in the WorldDefense channel on my server in the last few weeks and it seems several horde people have stoped caring about DKs. I'm thinking this is going to get much worse as we get near the patch day.. sorta like what is occuring on beta now in the newbie areas.
Is there a currently a system of DKs in the Beta? I don't forsee Blizzard just allowing open world PVP without changing some aspect of the system (either making civilians/quest NPCs unkillable or make them killable but still remain a DK, but at the same time not having them agro).