Although being a "3-year vet", I only played to lvl 20 when I started, and came back a couple months ago. I rolled a Necro, and realized that to reallly enjoy necro, I was going to need AA's. So I bought an AA potion, and was well worth it! At lvl 89 or so, things really slowed down. Went weeks looking for a SS group, which if you havent gotten the faction up, is a pain to go visit just to look for groups when you don't see them in chat. Lots of wasted time there. Someone was offering DM levels for like 35plat a run, so I used my loyalty points to buy some. Definitely got me where I wanted to go! Eventually I was able to do HKC, and hit 100 soon after. I also rolled a Channeler, lots of fun! I really didnt want to level up again, and I knew I would need AA's, which would basically be leveling a second time, so I bought the Heroic +280aa. Once again, well worth it! This time, however, I chose to slide to 100% AA and do some questing in some very nice zones EQ2 has to offer. I didnt realize what Dungeon maker offered in terms of xp when i bought it. I actually bought the bundle in case I wanted it later, more focused on wanting Mercenaries. It's interesting that it went 3 years before this decision. The marks and mark store really caught my eye too! Its a shame it wont be around much longer. I don't really see any difference between DM PL and having a friend PL grind you through a zone mentoring you. I have had friends do this for me, it was the exact same thing as the DM.