Before I get flamethrowers on me...
I'll say that yes yes I know LFR is easy blah blah.
But you know what?
I love LFR.
I'm a guy who has such a variable schedule, joining a Raiding Guild is not an option for me, or at least not a feasible one. And due to burn out, it is probably not healthy that I join one, and I'm not really of the mindset of the progression raider -- I play mainly to see the sights, to sit back, relax, and have a fun time.
Before Patch 4.3 came out, I was starting to lose faith that I'd ever see any of that "fun" stuff that people do in-game. Then they announced LFR, but... it was somewhat difficult (for me) to get in, because I hated the 30-45min wait times on DPS queues, my tanks weren't geared for HoT, the old heroics were too hard that most PUGs wiped and/or the sheer fail Qing up was staggering...
Well, thankfully, I knew these two awesome guys RL, one played a healer, the other played a DPS. We Q'd up, enjoyed 3 min queues and I got geared for LFR fairly quickly, a week or two at the most once I started doing Heroics with them. Did LFR only twice, though... managed to get Deathwing on the first week, the second one failed in the 2nd half. Didn't touch it since, esp since both guys no longer play due to their RLs.
Fast-Forward to Pandaria.
Up until a Month ago, I was too deep into leveling alts and crafts that I never had time to gear a "main" up for LFR. My Blacksmith on the Horde side did eventually get into an LFR or two, but meh. I didn't really pursue that much.
A couple weeks later, I pushed our Alliance paladins up to 460+.
This is the third consecutive week I've done LFRs (Mine are already done this week, need to see to hers now).
I'm loving this whole LFR thing. It is fun, it is rewarding (476s are way better than 450s, the difference is VERY noticable!!) and I'm only missing 3 or so pieces out of MSV and I'm only 2 I-level under Heart of Fear. Used 4 coins today, only got the Pants from Will that I already had... gaaaah. I think this week I'll focus on getting the necklace out of Golden Lotus -- that might push me up to 470 so I can start HoF next week.
If that doesn't do it, I'll buy a damn 476 cape from the AH, lol. I want HoF next week. *grumble*
I'm loving LFR.
It is awesome stuff. I also did a few Heroics with aforementioned Paladin.
Mists of Pandaria is... I don't know... a Golden Age of WoW for me. It just... clicks in all the right ways. I haven't had this much fun in WoW for like.... ever. I finally feel at least somewhat viable (except in PvP which I don't do) and somewhat able to progress my character past the level cap.
So yeah, just... musing and posting random thoughts I guess.
TL;DR: LFR is awesome, I love MoP. Almost done with MSV. Wanna do HoF Next Week.