Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person who has an issue with player pets being better tanks than player tanks in most situations minus maybe raids and even then they are still used to tank some stuff. It's like its an almost accepted universal truth that player pets are legitimately viable tanks. My case in point would be Magicians. Look at how they have just exploded in population recently. I wouldn't put money on it but I bet if you "/who 100 mag all" on your server they are by far the most popular class. Also, something is wrong when every major box combo I hear lately is mag/xx. On my magician, I'm basically a healer, tank, and damage dealer rolled into one. Obviously its not ideal to try and solo heal your pet on named mobs, but my point is that just being able to heal it that well with such little mana while the pet can mitigate damage so well coupled with the burst mage DPS is a bit much. Before every Magician on the planet is up and arms ready to burn me at the stake, Necromancer and Beastlord pets are also very powerful as well. If we gave warriors the ability to heal themselves and boosted their damage to competitive levels with top damage classes then the sky will start falling. Give Knights more self healing, more mitigation, and more damage output and the community will whine like never before. I just feel sometimes that I'm the only one who honestly feels this just isn't healthy for the game. I mean just look at the amount of melee classes dwindling in the group game. It's because they aren't compatible with pet tanking which is taking over like wildfire. So, in conclusion, I'm not calling for pet classes to be toned down. Rather, I'm asking for player tanks to be toned... up? I've always been fine with having to grind to get to where I need to be. I just think it's time that we, as a community, reassess the quality of life for tanks that are at between the stages of newborn infant and super awesome uber raid status. This tanking grooming process been a major detraction from this game for many people I've known who started playing and ultimately ended up quitting. So, I'm not trying to make this game "easy mode" but I do think that tanking in general can be a stressful job as it is and the last thing they need right now is to have to farm raid gear to stay competitive with a thousand AAs and a bazaar earring. Just my two cents. PS: I didn't make an account and name myself Nurfz to be clever. I've used this name forever in many games!