Yeah, I just can't do that. I was in a total of two guilds my entire time in EverQuest and probably...5?, If that, in WoW since vanilla release. ("Left" most just due to breakups or me just quitting altogether.) Never left a guild to "move up" after getting geared or something, because I didn't join a guild at all if I wasn't willing to commit to sticking it out with them.I fudged two gear levels so I wouldn't be in the 530's, and I would do it over and over again, because I'm confident in my ability to play my class. (Like I said.) I'm eternally thankful for the experience all of the guilds have given me, but in an effort to progress, guilds will probably need to be used as a launching point into other guilds. It was very much like this on Illidan. There were certain "farm" guilds whom weren't able to progress very far, but produced some exceptionally geared raiders for top tier guilds.
I guess it's something I'm just stubborn about and will end up just being detrimental to myself in the long run, but I just can't be that guy who joins guilds only to leech gear and jump ship.