Last week, PRI's The World had a brilliant series on class, caste, and social structures. (This is one link to a chat on PRI - you'll have to find the series yourself. Sorry.)
It made me think of the (tired) adage, the "American Dream" phenomenon, (as in how it doesn't exist, or paradoxically exists in nearly every culture), and how with the economies of the real world folding, shuffling, and polarizing each us of further apart. The RNGs must have a field day with this, playing gods to our little pixels, deciding whose fate or paths are pre-determined on our way to end-game nirvana.
I could write a bit more, but at this point, I think I'll let you dear readers do your own pondering and musings, at your own leisure.
But, before I go, wait. Are you sitting down? Last night I got a very sweet in-game
leader letter from the raid letter leader of that misbegotten PUG. True story. I wrote back, also apologizing for my mistakes, and hoped we could try again sometime.
That took real class.