I loved my SK. How fun is it to run through the middle of a zone like Skyfire with the SI drakes and wurms without a care in the world because you have FD? Let's face it SK's have their drawbacks, their dps is lackluster at best and they don't have a single buff to hand out, which might actually be a good thing. I grew my SK from lvl 1 all the while focusing on AC, I wanted to be able to tank. Not tank a whole zone like a high end raider but, a solid named mob tank. When I logged on, my guildies typically called out, Heff get out here we have a named up but, the calls have silenced as of late. You see, SK are half the tank they use to be and things just got worse with the latest patch. I expect with top tier group gear, the best group shield, the absolute best group augs in the game and throwing in my discs should be able to tank about 90% of the content in an expansion. This is no longer the case. My SK has just passed his 12th EQ birthday and my SK is able to tank about 1/2 the content in the three most recent expansions, that's disappointing. I am not paying 1/2 price for my account. I don't get those guildie calls to "come tank this named for us" because Mage's are all the rage. Don't get me wrong, Mage's are an excellent class but, how can a pet that is brought up with a spell out tank my SK that I've spent 12 years developing? Let's not compare the Mage's dps to the SK, we all know where that will end up. So, let's recap, dps sucks and a Mage pet can out tank an SK. Let's talk about when you are in a group with a Mage, you steal aggro from the pet! Great! My dps sucks and I can't tank anymore but, I can steal aggro from the Mage pet... so, I spend 20% of the fight in FD mode. I also used to love getting rogues and wizzys to join my group, they would grin with giddy anticipation that they wouldn't have to be watching their aggro like a hawk. Not anymore, SK's have to throw the kitchen sink at a mob to get aggro off a lousy rogue mercs two level lower than the SK. That's right, Hates Attraction, Power spell, Taunt, DD blast, Insidious Rejection and Terror line spells and maybe even some AE hate spells to save the crappy dps merc set on balanced. What else did I love about my SK, mana. While the rest of the group was sitting, I could scout the next pull, not anymore. With the newest patch, your SK will be sitting after every two mobs... My shammy, who guzzles mana like a drunken sailor downs his rum can play for hours but, my SK now has to med up, really? This wouldn't be so bad IF my dps was good or I could tank... So, who wants an SK in their group? Can't dps, can't tank. Can't help heal myself anymore because I don't have any mana... Hey I can aggro from a Mage's pet but, not from a dps merc... I guess I'll just spend my time FD.