Mar 9th 2008 5:15AM Strongly agree here. This was exactly the formula when I left my first guild. It was a casual guild, I was looking for progression, but still very much liked everyone in the casual guild. I told them of my decision, had a one-on-one with just about every member of the guild in Vent to thank them for everything, and went on my way.
I still keep in touch with the members of that guild, even though several have also gone their separate ways and the original officers transferred servers.