I have macros on Divine Hymn, Guardian Spirit, Lightwell, and Hymn of Hope. When I use one of these spells, my character says something pertaining to that macro (I.E: " Don't die on me just yet! when I use Guardian Spirit). I don't use these on any of my core abilities.
Earlier today, I was in a dungeon just like any other. We were 3/4 of the way through the dungeon, however due to the lack of conversation, I typed in instance chat, remarking on how quiet the instance has been. Then the mage of our group commented "we can't all be roleplayers" and started harassing me by mocking roleplaying, laughing at it, speaking old English (In clearly what was a mocking tone).
It got to the point that on the last boss, I had to leave halfway through the ale-monster. (I really couldn't stand him, and didn't think to just put him on ignore in the middle of combat).
After getting over the incident, I began to ponder what triggered it. I could only come up with two solutions:
1. The guy just really hates roleplayers and feels the need to attack them.
2. He was annoyed by my macros.
Odds are, I think, it was a combination of both. However, that lead me to the topic of this thread:
Are these macros really that bad? I can understand if you key it to a core ability (holy fire, heal, flash heal, etc.) however I can't have used my macros more then five times in the instance.
I keep them around because they add a little variety to the game and make things seem so lifelike (I find it's much more enjoyable to say something when you use a cool ability). However, if the majority of the player-base responds to them like that one mage did....
... I'll be a sad panda. (Que sha of despair)
Side note: I understand that Roleplaying isn't very popular, but aside from the macros, I wasn't roleplaying at the time, so he figured me for a roleplayer based on the macros alone (Which isn't that hard to do, to be honest)
Edit: TL;DR I have macros for abilities, and was harrased for using said macros (<5 times in one instance, so it's not like I was spamming).