Whoa. I didn’t realize this was such a sensitive topic. Learning every day. I have recently begun joining raiding in a guild that also allows Family style members. I am having a blast as a noob in the raiding game, last time I raided must have been around 15-ish years ago. We had a raid night cancelled the other day because of low attendance, which made me think that a dps group could perhaps live with a merc healer —> healers enough for a smaller target. I was talking about a single merc in a raid of 30+ people. Not a merc for every group, not a merc for boxers that want to do old raids (I can do them just fine with my Shaman buddy). I realize I have broken some kind of norm here, I still need to learn what is the basis of this norm.