There is never an end to it. Once you think no one else is leaving, wait two weeks and an emergency will pop up for someone – and you’re back on the hunt again.
You can never find what you’re looking for. Need an ele shaman? They don’t exist! Three weeks later: need a hunter? What’s a hunter?! Have three thousand ele shaman applicants instead!
You find the perfect recruit. If they don’t transfer then, 99% of the time you will log off and log back on only to be ninja-dropped from real id.
When you do have a new recruit, that’s the night your raid group will be derpy as hell. You can breeze through 11/16H normally? With a new recruit, you start wiping on the 4th boss, which you’ve farmed for months now.
And of course, beginning of xpac = people would kill their own mother for a chance to join you. End of xpac = people would kill their own mother to have an excuse to not have to raid anymore.
I hate recruiting.