While there are many things I like about it, I think I like the absoluteness of the gear. I need to get the stuff I need to get and there is no room for the mentality of "well I don't need to get everything." I have to keep striving to get what I need. And that's what it is, need not want. On my mage I wanted better gear, but I knew I could make due with what I had and get upgrades later. On Alix I know in order to tank I need to get every last piece, and squeeze every last drop out of every available resource I can. There is no middle ground. There is no half-assing it. Once we start raiding I either make the cut or I get to heal for a week or so. That need drives me to improve my character. I enjoy that.