I am a raider myself and this is just my opinion. But i think what your saying is pathetic
Im not in a hardcore raiding guild myself anymore. Also im a tank so i cant show out on dps meters etc..
A real raider for me is a person who raid for the part of raiding. Ofc gear is great, but as you state that shouldnt be the main part of raiding. Its an equipment you get to progress in raiding. I myself raid for the challenge as a group aswell as the social aspect of it.
I dont care about other peoples gear what so ever is my point. Im showing off in raids and knowledge if i need to.. also i got my achies and titles if needed
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And as the guy above me stated .. You can tell the level of the raider on the color of the set