So ... I've gotten completely sucked into this again. Now 85, ilevel 350, and raiding a couple of times a week. Assassination took a bit of getting used to - I levelled my rogue as Combat/Sub and literally hadn't even looked at the Assassination tree until I regretfully realised Combat is eminently unsuited for raiding nowadays - but now it's so much fun, I can't believe I didn't spec it before. (Well: mostly because there's a marked lack of good daggers levelling, but anyway.) Raiding is loads more engaging and interesting than it was. It's a huge difficulty leap from Normals ... I have a feeling it's not such a shock if you do Normal -> Heroic -> Raid but I kindasorta skipped heroics because I got lucky with drops and my guild was needing warm bodies to fill up spots. I think I died on every other pull before I learnt not to stand in the fire. and yes, BRD was indeed an instance! They preserved most of it in the new one, though, unlike ST, so new generations of players can still enjoy most of the fun.