We can concede a few obvious points there's really not much point in going over again:
- Yes you can, indeed start pulling.
- Yes it was only a minute and a half... A trivial amount of time.
- Maybe highly geared players can trivialise an instance...
But really, so what? Four other people were willing to pull their weight. He was not. If you get a queue pop, drop the damn quest and re-do it later.
This is a personal gripe of mine I don't let worry me much anymore, but after eight years I still think is an important point to drive home: Don't fuck around and waste the time of people you don't know. They owe you nothing and will give you the same respect you've given them.