81 Attempts later...
Grats :) And also grats on the ones later. So satisfying when you get it.
Our amber shaper heroic kill took us a week and a half to down (6 days roughly of 4 hours or so) and one of our raiders nerd screamed so loud it was worth it just for that. (that and the preceding conversation during p1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx36Lkx2hjo If you're interested in the weirdness. Good luck with the rest too.
Still to the OP, people are different. You might find normal too hard, but some of us who cleared it on week 1 or 2 find it too easy and simple. Some people who clear it now find it an appropriate challenge for their skill level. It's designed that way.
If you feel it takes too long or that it's too hard, you might want to re-evaluate, as others have said, whether raiding in a guild group is for you.
Quoted for truth.
Agreed. DS was a stupid raid.... laughably easy until you hit the brick wall that was H spine of deathwing and then you beat your head against that. Then breezed through H madness. Was a terrible raid tier. Firelands was fine until they hit it with the nerf nuke.