1. Stop taking things out of context....notice the (brackets) which says to non-eda...I edited it long before you submitted the reply unless you a perma logged into the forums just to troll.
2. You say you are against rank farming, but then you use comparisions to real life to make rank farming appear to be just another way of gaining an advantage, except you miss the fact its cheating. Also unless you missed the memo, rank farming has since been made a bannable offense, so even Turbine thinks your reasoning of it being just another trivial advantage is flawed.
3. Lie to the community, excuse me but I will proudly say that I absolutely abhor with a passion cheaters and rank farmers, not just for the act of cheating but because they also seem to be be the most self absorbed pompous dbags in PvPing games. On a very rare occasion I have spoken to or accepted a group invite from one just to see what type of twisted mentality they have, but I in no way like these people or condone their actions, I guess they say keep your friends close and your enemies closer, I want to understand what makes cheaters tick and how they rationalize their behavior. Also this Isn't a game, this is a discussion between two people with extremely different ideology and sense of morale. The game may be what we play, but behind our avatars is a real live human with logic, feelings, emotions, and attitudes and how you conduct yourself in game conveys a lot about what type of fiber you are made of in real life.
4. Loremasters not impacting fights, ffs what game are you playing, besides healers loremasters are probably the most immediate threat to a fight because of all the aoes and cc they throw out. Don't try to give me a lesson on PvPing when you attacked a heavy assuming it was squishy and got your butt roflstomped. Also If my groups and raids were composed like yours (meaning over half ranked healers) then of course the outcome would be different, In the not too distant past I remember freeps flipping daily to QQ because groups I was involved in were regularly destroying similarly sized freep groups, sure I may not be surrounding myself with all high ranks atm, but that doesn't make me any less competent of a player, just means I'm not necessarily an elitist and will group with people still in the learning stages.
5. Cute video, but I'm not an obnoxious high school or college student whose every other word is F' this or F' that...are you confusing me with someone?
6. I await your next response..please continue this great study into human ego...Yawn.