yea quest are ez but it takes crap load of amount of time and effort to get back where other people gears are just so that they are equal.....
i had a lvl 60 paladin with like tier 2/2.5 back in the old days
then i give up cause of time/real life issues and other stuff
honestly i say it was a good choice to drop the game.
it was taking way too much time then its suppose to. 4-6 hour of raid to get a graphic item, worst is when u didnt get it/jacked or the boss did not drop the item u want, so a wasted 4-6 hours for nothing