I agree.. but things like the rune effects are exceptions to the rule. Devs know effects are game breaking that's why the effects were taken off the weapons and made into runes. This whole thing reminds me of the epic weapon quest, and the focuses from dov gear. Stuff that's just to powerful for everyone not to have. Your talking about effects that increase a characters dps output by like 100%.. so not having the runes is gimping your group by another full player lol. There absolutely is something stopping people.. server population may dictate what you have to play in order to get into a group. You will not always get to play what you want. You may like myself have to play what's needed.