Most of you people are probably familiar with this type of question. Before I start, this is not a whine about the GS addon itself since I recognize it's not the addon which is the problem, it's the people using it. I'll tell you a story about a person on my realm. This happened 10 minutes ago so it's all fresh in my mind.
I've just finished my Daily BG for the arena points when I get a whisper from a some-what friend of mine. He asks me if I want to go VoA 10 and since I haven't this week I say "Yeah sure". He tells me to whisper his IRL friend and I do. I ask him for an invite and said that his friend wanted me in. The reply I get is, suprise, suprise, GS + Achieve or no invite. I thoroughly explained in the whisper before that his friend refered me to him so I was quite shocked anyway. Now, I have the achieve and the gear to do VoA 10. I wont do the best DPS of all since I'm in PvP gear, but any green-geared scrub can do it. So I tell him my GS and that it is mostly PvP gear and then I tell him "I'll just DPS the Ice Orbs and DPS the boss". Now this is the fun part. Next whisper is "Achieve or I don't want you noob". I thought Achieve was to check that people know tactics, right? Since when did Achievements turn into this gold medal that says "I can do boss lol,k?". I kindly tell him that I don't have the achieve but I do know the tactics and explained them once again. Now, this time he gives an even worse answer and says something along the lines of "Stupid, I don't want you in my group, k?".
After all that I tell my friend what his friend said and that I was not intrested anymore.
The moral of this story is that some people have just learned this GS + Achieve thingy that's going on without knowing why they ask for it. I seriously believe that this person never understood the concept of why you are supposed to have the achieve. Well, if you readers got any thoughts about the subject, please comment. Also, if there is a subject you would like me to discuss simply say so in the comments!
/Samuel, Author of the Nerf this! blog.