Yeah its only normal and yeah lots of people have done this before but im a casual player in a small guild (5 total members) and i just recently got all my gear done and ready to go. a guildy (alexine) asked if i wanted to duo it. . .i said i want to solo it
no pots used other then remove curse, all SP was recovered via torc and duel conc opp. shield had devotion on it (replaced recently with a wall of wood, and other spell power stats were on the holy symbol of lolth.
all in all it was a very smooth run, and i am going to attempt a hard run at a later date, as well as trying to solo some other raids