Is change good?

So I've been thinking lately about how living in WoW raidingland requires accepting and participating in a lot of change--all the time. We have to change our boss fight strategies, change our specs, change our spell rotations, change our gear (I don't know about you, but I always get a little emotional during levelling when I have to go from all epic to a green/blue mix--purple just looks so much prettier on me). I mean even our software and hardware has to change. And every single blasted expansion, they make us change our "hang out" city. Come on, I really liked being in a floating city! It was fun to show my non-WoW playing friends.


Change is good, right? But what about those changes we have to pay for? Like changing your race or server for raiding? I know that some of us don't think twice about plonking thousands of gold down for a shiney new trinket or to level up a profession, but have you ever parted with your hard-earned pound/euro/dollar in order to 'epic-ify' yourself? I've got a new poll up on my research blog. Tell the truth--have you ever paid to change for raiding? And if so, how often have you done it?

Oh and also check out my blog post over there about the idea of fair play in WoW raiding.