I completely agree . Your toon is just that, YOUR TOON. Play how you want. If a party does not like the way you play so be it. NBD. My cleric playstyle is to heal, DV, and do whatever it takes to keep the party alive and buffed "To the best of my ability". I will use up my resources to complete a quest, whether I get resources from other players or not. I chose to play a cleric. IMO A cleric is there to heal. Also, my other toons do what they can to be self sufficient "to the best of there ability". If and when my Cleric is broke (which is a lot), then I will not play him again until my other toons gain resources and resupply my cleric. A couple notes though I think will help...
1. If you zerg - you are on your own period. I fully believe in and support party teamwork playstyle. I WILL NOT run you down in the midst of battle, of mass of enemies to heal you. STAY WITH THE GROUP and you will get heals Even rez'd if you die if you stay with the grp. If you die while zerging, I will not waste a scroll and you will be a pocket toon until next shrine lol. I hate zergers!
2. If you are not a Cleric - Obtain as many cure pots/wands as you can, and heal yourself when battle is over. I for one will help you heal after battle to help you save your pots, but you would be amazed at how much better a group can go by doing that, and you do not have to be self sufficient, but to help the cleric save on mana so he/she can survive more than 1 or 2 quests per week. You would be amazed at how many clerics do in fact like people helping to heal thamselves. I for one am grateful because it helps me level faster lol.
Being on Khyber, I have had a lot of good groups, and of a lot of very bad demanding groups, of which I ignore some people and will never play with them again. I enjoy the role of a cleric, and just rolled up a level 1 lol. Just to be a portable shrine, nothing else. Trying out diffferent roles. "Work as a team, and REAP the rewards "
Thank you for reading and I hope I helpfully wasted 2 minutes of your time lmao