Is it worth running Kara week in week out, hitting every daily heroic to pickup the badges to buy the gear to run the raids that had the gear that isn’t as good as the gear you just bought with your badges?- Gnomeageddon
I did, and it was.
Only because the loot is only one reason for running the raids. All those badges helped me become powerful enough to be a worthwhile addition to any raid this side of sunwell... As a result I've been everywhere but Mount Hyjal, and that's only a matter of time. Seeing the instances and the boss fights has been worth all the badge grinding, while also allowing me to save up my DKP for something -really- nice. I haven't spent any since joining Vision, because anything that dropped was either trumped by badge gear or went to someone else in the guild.