did he just compare the part of the game that is "pvp" to Tradeskills? :D or twinking?! :D
i know PVE is the dominant way to play the game but theres 2 sides to this coin... the PVEers idolizes us, they know deep down theres no challenge to what they do compared...
i remember joining the game the first time in s3 where my friend showed me arena and got me into it... i also joined his guild to get fast gear as i hit 70... every single one of them spoke to me like i was their guildmaster (the way they construct their little guild-hieracy is funny enough to begind with) and basically was dog-scared we would leave all the time i guess for some wierd 7th stretch epeen reason... never understood it...
bottomline 90% of the people care about pvp, even if 70% care more about PVE, thats mostly cause they're shit at pvp (often quite open about it)
your guild must have been 100% terribles for that to be true. my guild is one of the top american guilds and no one feels that way at all (and 90% of people over the last 5 years in blood legion dont feel that way either). theres a couple pveers who respect pvp moderately but most think pve takes more skill (lol).
if your guild is a casual 2 day/week guild that doesnt have half of your hard modes finished they respect you because your better than them, thats all there is to it, its not because of pvp.
im with you guys as far as wanting pvp to be the main element of this game, but it never has been and never will be, and ive played it long enough to realise that. and only by having real expectations will we get what we ask for.