That is the point of this, isn't it? Fun?
Right, and it's not fun when teammates of the above caliber are everywhere.
I think it's telling that the majority of those on my friends list quit WoWs a long time ago whereas the majority of those on my blacklist are still going. It's frustrating that after all these years WG does nothing to separate players. My goal is to get up to a ship where I can join rank play where that actually does happen. We'll see if that'll actually happen before the season ends at this rate.