Sep 22nd 2008 11:50AM I was in a guild where the leader initially gave authority to the officers to act as co-guild leaders, however when they did so, he brought down the hammer.
It finally got to a point where whenever we'd point out an issue where he made a mistake, he outright accused us of back-biting and plotting to take over the guild.
We finally had enough and left to form our own guild. We didn't actively recruit away from our old guild, but we did let it be known that anyone who wanted to join us was welcome to.
Thus far, we did pretty well. At the time of the split, we had Kara on farm, and had a few Gruul takedowns. After the split we got Gruul and Mags on farm, and was about to venture into SSC when summer vacations plus Wrath Apathy hit hard and fast.
A guild leader who is reasonable and listens is always great, but when they get paranoid or dictatorial for no reason, I feel it's time for them or you to move on.