I thought I would list my pve goals for the expansion. Hopefully I won't look back at this and be pissed.
1. Complete every 10 man raid.
2. Progress at better than average pace.
The way Blizzard designed early raiding and the way we raided made for snail like progression. Being able to do any raid as a 10 man and easing up on the entry level raids should help without the guild changing much. No need to recruit and gear up a bunch of people, many of whom would be bad and leave the guild after getting some welfare epics.
This isn't about when we start raiding, it's about how fast we progress once we start. Some people (me) will level quickly and well get through some do heroics and when enough get to 80 we can start raiding right then. Naxx is supposed to be pretty easy so I'm confident that we get 10 we can start downing bosses.
What is a better than average pace? Clearing raids before most guilds, I don't have an exact number. The main thing I would like is to avoid long gaps before downing new content, no two months between progression kills.
3. Raid with people who know how to play their class and optimize their gear and know what gear is best for them.
No noobs please, they hurt my head. I don't see this as being much of a problem this time around. I don't think many people still in the guild have any patience for that either. I have heard people say the impending expansion killed our raiding. I think it was players who didn't listen and prepare for raids that did in our raiding. If we were consistently doing well in our 25 mans we would have kept going.
That's about it, I mean I'd like to complete a tier set. I only ended up with one piece of tier 4 on Lakini. Though if we meet my first three goals I'd be fine running around in my birthday suit. That's all.