Mar 16th 2009 9:30AM Couldn't agree more. I've been GM for little over a year and it's been the most unrewarding 'job' ever.
I've spend countless hours trying to make the 10 and 25 man raid groups, taking into account their gear, previous attendance, raiding preference (10 or 25?), whether they can raid all days for that raid or only 1 or 2, group composition, etc. We always got the raids going and cleared stuff, but it was never worth a compliment. But oh Lord if I accidently put someone on standby for 2 weeks in a row...
Ofcourse besides setting up raids, I also made the website, was very active on the forum, tried to get the lazy officers off their ass, tried to get in touch with guilds for joint runs or merges, handled loot, had countless conversations with members complaining about other members, etc.
Eventually I gave up. The officers and members stayed and I left. The guild is almost dead now, no raiding at all. Even the social aspect is down the drain. Finally they notice that I did quite a lot for the guild... Too little, too late though.