But isnt the reason we play this game is to have fun and be rewarded with gear? The same reason we work to get paid to reward ourselves with power, internet, wow?
Do you now complain when you go to McDonalds and pay for a cheese burger without pickles but get pickles anyway?
We pay for the game, the expansions, sub every month to connect to the servers, and some of us work really hard in the game to be rewarded with mounts, gear, titles ect.
No, I'd stop your sentence at:But isnt the reason we play this game is to have fun
Loot is a means in which the game progresses. If loot defines you fun in the game, we've effectively deduced your problem. It's a symptom of WotLK and Cataclysm.
Yes gear upgrades is the way the game progresses. But your mistaken if I only play the game for the gear, you're sorely mistaken. Killing new bosses is where I find my fun in the game. Then comming back and trying them on heroic when our group finds the time is even better. I cant wait till more of my guildys get more interested in challenge modes. We did Temple of the Jade Serpent before raid one day and I will say, GG blizzard on those because those are whats gonna keep me playing when current content is on farm. But I will say one thing, winning a piece of gear to progress your character will alway give the satisfaction of, "Not only did we kill the boss, but we also got a piece of his gear. GG everyone, on to the next guy!"