Almost everyone splashes monk. I tried it and it does have some nice advantages. But you give up a good bit too. It just depends what you want. Most of the people that I've talked to that didn't like druid, tried it once splashed heavily with monk. They liked monk, were full twitch video game folks that had no time or concern with role playing, strategy, teamwork, or any real adventure. They just wanted to run through everything faster than everyone else, and the druid levels interfered with the monk levels. What they really wanted was monk. My advice for those who are really interested in druid is to play it pure first, and then decide about splashes.