The Philosophy of Raiding
There's a huge post on how a raider feels like all the time spent in MC to BWL to AQ40 to Naxx was a waste. Plenty of pages long. Including a response from Eyonix. Here's an excerpt from the OP that hit me:
...there IS no long term reward for raiding, except the prospect of more raiding.Hence the saying I heard from a friend of mine: World of Warcraft is a pie eating contest where the reward is more pie.