Funny that I used to get annoyed at Xergers/vets who always seemed to be more than few steps ahead of me, always knew what to expect and seemed dismayed at having to wait on me or having to stop to explain why I needed to do something a certain way... And I certainly did test their patience at times.
Now as I approach my 2nd anniversary with DDO I am realizing that I am becoming... a xerger. I have less and less patience for people that can't find a quest entrance, aren't prepared for the most common ailments and seem to die repeated for almost no reason. For instance: This week I ran STK with a group and 5 of us finished the quest before the 6th person was even at the entrance... waited 5 more minutes before completing only to find out they were FTP and couldn't even enter the Quest? (YES - someone else told them it was PTP at the start...)
I find myself skipping more and more optional content, whereas I used to be a stickler for completing all the optional objectives. I almost prefer to solo some content because it is faster and there is less drama. I even skipped looting some chests recently because it was too much trouble to run across the map to get them...
My game satisfaction is still very high - just that my play style has changed/evolved.
So a toast to all those in the past who carried my stone through quests and gave me resist pots and/or buffs because I didn't have them and those that dragged me through dungeons as a piker wanna-be.
And another toast to those whose in-game preparation, execution and awareness matches or surpasses my own because they make the game mo' betta'.
Disclaimer: I am not a rude player and do make a distinction between being fast and efficient as opposed to being an apathetic jerk.