My guild is currently inactive. It is a guild of friends who most of them got tired, or played too much or just simply grown up.
I've also grown up and I just dont have the same willpower I had when I was younger. Despite that (I've grown up and my guild currently doesn't raid) I am usually still competitive at raid finder, usually being first on the meters, without even strugglying(on LFR gear).
The reduced willpower directly translates in a struggle when it comes to reading tactics on icy veins or watching a bad video about someone downing a boss without necessarily explaining the fight properly. Apart from these two popular ways of learning a boss fight, in vanilla we traditionally had someone explain in vent the key elements of the fight quickly. That sort of learning process is a taboo nowadays. I've experienced it first hand.
The question is, and considering that many guilds often struggle with activity, would a guild, or your guild for the matter (who is replying to this thread), recruit a lesser active, perhaps lesser skilled player who pretends to know tactics (I've faced numerous people who still have no idea what to do after supposdely reading the guide or watching the video) because it is "wow's way" (or the highway) over someone like me who honestly is fed up with blizzards 300th boss mechanics and just wants to experience the mechanics in action, otherwise being active and knowing his class, his theory and his buttons?
As a sidetopic for discussion I've read in the book recently that there are 3 learning styles. Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic. The author meant to say that we can learning while reading or seeing something, listening something, or actually experiencing something with motions or gestures. He also mentions that traditional schools favor the visual system, tolerate the auditory system and actively discourage the kinesthetic style. Is something similar the case with wow? Is it that evil to actually want to learn by experience and wiping? Is it and should it be a requirement? Some people may jump into quick conclusions and call for "lazy". But is different lazy? Is "fed up" lazy? What if reading some wall of text is just not fun? What if having someone highlighting the key points is more fun, faster and more efficient?
EDIT: BTW I dont want this discussion to turn personal, about me, about how bad or lazy or innapropriate I am. You can judge me - I will accept it - but the topic is wider beyond me.