We raid 12 hours a week, and as of now we're 4/6 MSV on 10-man normal and 1/6 HoF. 3 weeks of that time was spent on Elegon before we just gave up and moved on. It seems like the heart of our problem is a lack of continuity from one night to the next. Healers and tanks are more or less consistently there, but we replace 2-3 DPS.
There seem to be some skill/gear issues, as well. Friends/people who were there first are prioritized over better players. I see a lot of spirit on our DPS casters, and I'm somehow out-DPSing players who have 5-6 ilvls on me.
In the end, I've raided for the equivalent of 2 work-weeks, and have a new belt and bracers to show for it. I guess my question is this: when I asked for a casual guild, is this situation basically what I signed up for? For those who have been there before, is there even a chance things get better?