I think WoW's LFR has something to do with it. In WoW the LFR gear checked people, so anyone who was overly reliant on that never really learned what they needed gear wise, the LFR just told them.
True, but even before I had great gear, rather than complaining about not being brought into an operation, I spent that time getting better at my class.
It's a viewpoint thing. "I'm not being picked for an operation, I need to get better" as opposed to "I'm not being picked for an operation, those guys are a bunch of Nazis"