I'm just curious. In my own personal, not pushed on anyone else, I am not claiming everyone who disagrees with me is wrong, or trying to troll... opinion, it just seems like Raiding is a carrot on a stick. You spend months and months grinding, farming, gearing, over and over just to hit the 553 ilvl, when 3 months later a new expac drops and you can buy better greens than the purples you spent months grinding for. It seems to me just running LFR to see the content would be sufficient enough.
Now, before someone goes flying off the handle with insults or suggestions like "go play something else", you should know I am:
A) Not complaining about raiding, LFR, or Flex. I am not a raider, and have not been since TBC/Wrath.
B) Not suggesting it be removed, dumbed down, made harder, or changed in any way, shape, or form.
C) Not personally judging anyone who does raid either Normal, Heroic, Flex, or LFR.
I am genuinely curious what the appeal is to raiding. For me, at least, it would feel less like a hamster wheel to see the content, and then wait til the next expansion for the new gear. Is it the sense of accomplishment or the need to win? Are you just interested in having the best gear, or clearing content faster than anyone else?