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Low level LFD grind

The Looking for Dungeon (LFD) tool. Bane and hero to us all.
My husband and I have started some characters on Deathwing (PvP-US) recently, and as a gold boost made some alts with professions that we're leveling through the LFD tool. He, Tai'za the Prot Warrior, and I, Jinmara the Disc Priest, haven't touched any quests or mobs since level 15, with the exception of two or three dungeon quests.
It's been fast, the gear/disenchantables/cloth fall like manna from the heavens, but it has been trying on the patience. First off are the people that realize there is a 15 minute timer before they can be kicked, and use it for general asshattery; pulling everything, ninjaing, afking at the entrance for free experience. I will not kick someone for low DPS, as long as they aren't doing anything else stupid, but some of the people that we have run into really have me wondering.

I'm a Disc priest, who has to be mana conservative with very little mana regen gear and oh..yeah, hey I'm healing. Yet I have managed to be in 7(!) different groups that I out damaged other group members. Included in those that I have beaten have been a Frost Mage that did nothing but cast Blizzard, a melee only Marks Hunter (I mean only, no pet either), and a Balance Druid that Moonfire spammed and then whacked at the mob with a staff.
I often ask the person if they're new to the game, or if they're just trying out a new playstyle and every single time the response has been "I don't have any tools as this spec!" or "I have no gear!" or even "I'm a level lower than you!". The most frustrating part is that 9 times out of 10, if you try to help someone they will only argue, call you an elitist, and then continue with what they were doing. We're not even mentioning the number of them that are in heirloom gear.
... you kick these people, or do you owe them a chance? Or at least owe yourself some saved time, as it is usually faster to just drag these people through with you than wait for the next person to come in.

Also, just little tip for those of you that get stuck in a random with someone that really is hurting your group, i.e. a ninja, before the 15 minute timer. If anyone in the instance dies you can drop group without getting the Deserter debuff. If you find yourself in a situation where you'd rather just wait it out, which I very rarely recommend, just remember that you can safely teleport out of dungeon and mess around with crafting/AH/quests rather than standing around twiddling your thumbs, or giving them the opportunity to train mobs onto you to get you killed yourself.

I'm going to start up a list of the randoms that you get around which levels and post up my thoughts on how the groups seem to go in each. Look for that if you're interested. ;)


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