Or what I mean to say is I'm growing weary of insta-deaths in WvW. It's starting to play like a first person shooter with certain current builds. Get blown up within 2 seconds respawn, head to an objective, get them instantly or get yourself decimated again. People who are proponents of these builds will argue "git gud" or "l2p" which is about as helpful or substantial an argument as saying "because." I use these builds on occasion, but I don't particularly enjoy them. Ganking someone gives rewards and a devilish sort of satisfaction, especially when you gank a ganker whose been picking off people at spawn. It's not a particularly healthy gameplay style for an mmo in my opinion, since they are designed to retain players who will typically invest hours of time over months or even years to play them. I generally like first person shooter games, but I usually don't play them for more than an hour. The continual death respawn frequency becomes tedious. In mmos, building up characters, armor and skills to survive and retaliate is part of the craft.
Through the years, I suppose thief has been a regular at this and the main scapegoat, but I don't just mean thief, any profession/build whether condi or power that can down a player that is not full glass in a single move/combo is not healthy to the mmo playstyle. I am not promoting the bunker years where a fight would last for 20 minutes or more, but in an mmo there should be more than, "is there someone behi...."> DEAD, or "the mesmer entered stealth, one one thousand, two one thousand, dodge ro....>DEAD. This works for a first person shooter, but not an mmo in my opinion. Anet might be backed into a corner for balance with the introduction of elite specs. I don't know how to fix it. Balancing numbers for skills is always a start, but skills synergy is definitely harder to balance.
I know I'm not the only one who has spoken out against the "power creep," but perhaps I am feeling the vanilla wow nostalgia syndrome or as the game was right before HoT. What do you think? Please no kitten sarcasm.