Congrats on you(indirect plural) getting Guru status, I remember back in the day when you were still a lowly peasant like me.
Thank you, although truth be told, I've been Guru for a while now. Waffled between Guru and Sage for a bit until it finally settled on Guru. I'm actually somewhat surprised anyone recognizes me, given how rarely I post.
Personally I wouldn't pug any new content. It's endlessly frustrating when you try to communicate with randoms. It's easier when You can work with your own group of people, especially if you have vent or something.
Wanton narcissism aside, this is too bad to hear. Although, to be honest, I fully understand where that sentiment is coming from. If I had my druthers, I would have a linkshell to do these raids with. Between rarely having time to log on, and only soloing a few guildleves when I do, I haven't had much opportunity to be social unfortunately.