Mar 30th 2009 6:39PM You might want to try a guild alliance with another guild who has 4-5 members who want to progress.
In BC, our guild was having abysmal results with raid attendance and progression. Mind you we started late, but we had only cleared about 2/3 of kara by Patch 3.0.
Fast forward to WotLK, we've made a guild alliance with a smallish guild and the attendance problems are solved. There is competition for raid spots and a few players who basically had raid spots just by showing up are being left out.
Of course, it's my hope that they improve, but you can only coach someone so much before you get frustrated. And they will still sometimes get spots when some of us can't show.
Now, I'm not entirely happy with our progression, but we're definitely not spending 4 hours in Arachnid... LOL