Ok, we've all heard the stories about your horrible pug dps, the tank that can't hold aggro, the healer that can't heal, the jerks that pull instances then ninja bubblehearth and all those terrible stories.
But what really makes you smile? What are the people that brighten up your day when you see them in pugs, even if you can't remember their name afterwards, that makes you remember them from the time you run SFK to the time you're 80 doing hardmode ICC? Feel free to post yours after mine, I just wanted to make my own first.
You made me smile, happy, competent tree who urged me to pull more mobs because "I believe in you, Mister Troll Warrior!" and kept me up through pulling every single mob in Blackrock depths at once. You know what heals to cast and where to cast them, and actually talked through every second of a PuG with funny comments. We liked you so much, that we kept you for 3 more instance runs before you finally had to go eat food and we had to go do ICC, even though we would've just rather played all night with you instead.
Little Undead warrior tank in SFK wearing a Spirit shield and a 5 dps white mace, you put a grin on my face as you fearlessly charged into mobs and held aggro, despite flailing dps hitting the wrong targets the entire instance. We looked at your pitifully undergeared self, cried a little inside until we saw what you could do, as you shocked us all by being the best pug tank we'd ever seen, and wearing the worst things in the world possible to do it with.
When you freaked out every single time my girlfriend's speaknsay went off on a nightfall proc, you made both of us laugh forever, since you typed IN ALL CAPS OMG THATS SO CREEPY as if you were literally afraid her warlock was going to jump through the screen and devour your heart whole. At first we thought you were joking, but it only caused more laughter when we figured out you were deadly serious, and actually fearing for your life.
Showoff mage that frost novaed everything in place, did more damage than anyone else and generally bounced around looking like you had a grand old time in the instance, yet managed to move it faster than anyone else could've, you make me happy. Proof you don't have to just stand still and channel your aoe spell to have fun in the instance, you're definitely living proof of that.
Cute little Tauren druid in Maraudon who is admiring all the animals and RPing with them as they try to give us a dirtnap, you make my cheeks curl up in a groovy grin. With phrases like "What a pretty flower.. OH! Get away!" to "Mrrawrrr rrrawrrrr!" in catform, i couldn't keep a straight face tanking anything as long as you were there. Sure, you didn't really do much damage, but you could've actually been healing the mobs and I still would've loved to have you in the group.
Triple druid combo in hellfire who channeled 2 hurricanes and a tranquility at the same time, I will still remember the 8 seconds of electric storms and lights for the rest of my days.
Level 10 rogue who came with me to the flag room in warsong gulch and tried so hard to remain unseen, you STILL managed to ambush a level 17 shaman who i helped you kill. You were so cute as I watched you whisper me "I'm going to get Bankertank" and "I'm coming to help you, wait up!" as you walked so unstealthily across mid field. The heart you put into what you were doing was great.
Little priest who was always "So Happy ^_^" no matter what happened, even though you lost 2 rolls on stuff you could've used, you were still gracious in defeat and kept your spirits high, congratulating the people who, even though they were less useful than you and didn't really need the gear, got it anyways instead of you. You were obviously just having a blast playing the game and that brightens up everyone's day.
The rogue who just tried so hard in ramparts to sap everything he possibly could, even though the paladin tank deliberately stepped on it, mowed it down, and smashed sap every time he could. You still sprinted ahead to sap targets before the tank got to them, and made it a point to be stealthed and at the target before the pull was gone. Sap practice aside, the sheer determination in the face of something that was obviously rendered futile by the tanks was great to see.
And finally, druid that switched to bear form because you "wanted to help tank" in SFK, you are so cute I just wanted to pinch your cheeks. Our tank obviously didn't need help and you weren't really doing damage anyways, but no mobs ever went anywhere because you taunted them back onto you if the tank ever lost any. Besides, it was awesome just seeing you maul.
Not all things in pugs are bad, and you generally knock the bad ones before the good. So list a few goods, willya?