What is there to catch up? No matter how good your abilities and spells and gear are today within a couple of months with new expansion everyone gets completely new targets. One year later this process will be repeated. And then again. And then again. It is a pity for those who "worked" hard trying to obtain a mighty fine helm of splendor for two months 6 hours every evening I can imagine. Sort of two months x 6 hours = 360 hours of "waste" but then again this is what the gamer had chosen for. On the other hand, it is not a "waste" since the gamer was happy to do it.