I have recently taken a leave of absence from World of Warcraft. Why? I was bored of doing the same things over and over, and being almost rock bottom dps. Granted, I never researched my class further than what type of gear I needed and the stats I required. I just recently read Daughter of Ravenholdt Manor, and saw her graph of the diffrent classes dps. Guess what, balance druids were on the bottom! AHHH! What am I good for? I can't think of much. I have a buff and a battle rez, and if you're a leather worker you can do the buff without a druid being present. If I went feral dps I could do better if I had the gear, but I don't WANT to be feral. The rotations are a pain to keep up with, in my opinon, and it means I have to be melee. I enjoy being in the background throwing my spells at the boss. Plus, fuzzy boomkins are just cute. :) Is that any reason to play a balance druid, not really, but it doesn't hurt.
Other things that took me from WoW was the raiding situation. I didn't really enjoy 25 mans. Sure, you got much better gear, but you had to pay for it with constant head banging. I'm not a hardcore raider. I don't like trying a boss more than 3-5 times. After that I start to scream at the computer screen and make not so nice remarks to myself about whats going on. I also had little patience with those who don't know what to do in the raid after they had done it before, many times, or asked repeatedly what to do with loot when the raid leaders have instructed us before the raid.
My prefered raiding situation is a 10 man with the same people, or at least mostly the same. Now that there have been a lot of people quitting WoW, the guild has been forced to do 10 mans and only do a 25 man once a week. I REALLY wish that was the way it was when I was playing. To be honest, I liked the guild when it was small. It's so large now, and they have to try and please the majority. I understand that, but it's just not the way I liked it. Maybe I just don't like change, that is probablly the biggest part of it. The raids when we were doing kara, that was the best times for me. It was a small group of close knit people having fun.
Oh well, I guess I should stop complaining. Things change, and if you don't change with them you get left behind. At least I have good memories. I won't be gone from WoW forever, I may even be back within a month of so if I see the guild is still doing 10 mans more than 25. But I will certainly be back for cataclysm. I've got to make a worgen druid. :)