Is raiding a closed club?

It looks like there’s a new discussion bubbling up in the blogosphere – the question of whether or not raiding has become a closed club, only accessible to people who are already raiders.

Looks like a great discussion is brewing here – particularly if you read the great comment threads following these posts. I’m interested to see how it progresses!

How do you feel about the responsibilities of raiding? Do you feel it’s a closed club, and are you outside or inside? And where would you prefer to be?

All quotes taken directly from the articles linked.