As it stands right now, I have very little desire to play WoW anymore. Sad I know. And it be entirely honest...it's been a long time coming...let me explain a little bit.
I started playing WoW again right after Wrath came out after not playing for all of BC. I came back with more or less one goal, which is going to sound extremely egotistical. I wanted to be the best tank I could possibly be. So once I hit level 80 I very heavily threw myself into tanking theory(crafting) to try and figure out literally as much as I could about my class and tanking.
After doing a number of pug Naxx's (fun times actually), I managed to land my self in a guild one of my old Vanilla friends was in (quit playing right before I joined funny enough). Managed to prove my self as a tank doing Naxx's and I was asked if I wanted to be on their raid group. I accepted and was made the off tank. Which is funny since I always ended up doing the job that was the hardest. Anyone who has "followed me" knows why this is. Anyway, after a while of Uld I managed to make the main tank at the time hate me as a person he quit and server transferred. I only found that out much later.
Moving on to ToC we managed to blow through that really easily. When ToGC came around we hit a wall, managed to get past it, and finally managed to clear ToGC. Now, my guild was never a hardcore progression guild, but we ended up I believe 3rd on server for 10 man as a result. This in hindsight only did one thing for me. Make me (much more) egotistical. If I remember right (might be later, either way the point is the same) around the end of ToC heading into ICC I decided to make my tanking guide. And to be completely honest, a large part of the reason was to help people, something I very much enjoy(ed) doing in WoW. But it was also to help achieve what I set out to do. Be the best.
Go through ICC with a few walls, blah blah blah. Get to LK, couldn't kill him. After a while I just quit. Came back a few months, left my guild, joined an old friends guild, killed LK, ended up 9/12 Heroic 25 ICC. I am on top the world since at that point I could easily say I was one of, if not the best Pally tank on my server. In my eyes at least, and probably a handful of other peoples.
Cata comes around. I get to talking to some of my old guild mates and we get this idea to make our own raid team. We wanted to be the A team. Not so much server firsts but we wanted to have a group of amazing players who would be able to do the content with more or less ease. This never ended up happening (which my RL and I have sort of lamented about much later).
We had more trouble then we needed to with just about every boss for Tier 11. If you could do 6 man raids, we would have been fine. The other half of my raid was bad by comparison. Die to stupid things, not be able to do enough DPS, tank poorly, you name it. The reason it bothered me so much, I didn't consider what we were doing to be hard. By the time we cleared T11 I wanted to start doing heroics. My RL pointed out that our raid wouldn't be able to do them (he was 100% correct about that). By the time T11 came to a close I was about to quit playing because of how bad my raid group actually was (half of it at least). But I stuck around.