We a small normal raiding guild of friends and family some friendships dating back 30+ years.
Some of those friends are not the best players, and never will be.
But our friendships will always be more important than any game.
So most of the better players don’t mind "carrying" the weaker players.
Some of our best times are running LFR with 4 - 18 guildies on a Wednesday nights, however the hate speech in raid chat often ruins this.
I prefer smaller 10 person content, but do like that LFR is the more epic 25 person, and also that we get to play with players from other realms.
For Normal 10man raids.
It's not fun playing a social game when you have to tell your wife or your friend that they don’t get to play this week because they the 11th player, or the wrong class/spec, or not good enough.
I would like to see WOW move away from the "straight jackets" of 10/25 only and get to a point where the content scales allowing you to bring any number between 10 and 40 players (For those wanting 40 player raids back).
And use the current LFR system of wipe and get an option for a 5% buff, this could mean the iLvl of the loot drops by 2.
So on normal you would have gear of 522 for a one shot, down to 502 for using the 50% buff.
If you don’t have the perfect numbers, class/specs or skills, your group can keep trying until you get to the level you can kill that Boss.
Justice point can be used for gear upgrades to make up for doing badly that week.
So did well this week, don’t have to have to do Dailies, 5 mans, and Scenarios.
Did badly this week, put in extra time on Dailies, and small group content to upgrade the ilvls you miss out on.
Valour points are then still for buying Rep gear to fill gaps in your gear.
HC can be on separate lockout, and can also be as fine tuned to be as it currently is (10/25), for the truly HC player.
The HC player then can still play with their more casual friends.