I have also been playing since launch and know how the game was before the repercussions for dying in PvP was removed. I don't know if the cultures are different in EU and NA but while playing in EU I've prob never been really ganked. Fought for grind spots yes, but never been ganked. The only grieffing I've encountered is in fact karmabombing even though I rarely let myself get bombed. But I really think that the xp loss gave people some healthy respect for higher level and geared players. And also encouraged people to party up rather than flagging or bombing. Nowadays people just don't seem to give a flying **** about other people. And yes, both sides of this argument can be labeled selfish in my opinion. "PKers" for hogging more mobs than they need and the "fish soup" for arrogantly ruining someones rotation and therefor grind.