A guy at work was bragging about that stuff today. I just laughed at him and reminisced about playing the original Pokemon games. He didn't know who the Elite 4 were.
I leveled a Rogue up and got it ready for Pandaland when I quit Rift but I picked up GW2 and haven't been able to put it down. WvW might have its issues but nothing still competes with it at this point.