The truth is, in any community, the veterans, the old hands, are the ones that are the biggest reason why the community doesn’t grow.
Harbinger Zero, post Adventures in Missing the Point (since removed)
And we have the case for insta-levels, spurred by various posts about the Lord of the Rings Online “Gift of the Valar” level 50 offer, in which Harbinger Zero hurls anything not nailed down at people complaining about the idea. He manages to complain about the use of loaded terms… he doesn’t like the word “scheme” for example… while raining down a torrent of abuse littered with similarly loaded terms… pot, I’d like to introduce you to the kettle. His basic conclusion is that the current player base is the root problem.