First off.. don't forget about Guild Leadership Appreciation Day starting on Thursday, April 9th and going until April 11th. That said.. on with the post.
This thought actually comes from a conversation we were having on our guild forums. And here's essentially the quetion: How many people does your guild have? And more specifically, how many active people?
I think long gone are the days of guilds having hundreds of people. It's just not necessary or prudent. If you have even 50 active raiders, you're probably having a lot that are inactive or a load of people sitting on the sidelines. Given that you need 25 people to fill a heroic raid, you may need about 10 due to RL stuff or people just not being on. (Who knows... maybe that's just our guild.)
I always thought that the perfect group would be 25 people with like schedules. But life happens. People get sick. Others need days off. Sometimes accounts even get hacked. <.<
I don't think there's any right answer here. I'm sure some guilds have some very dedicated people so they only need 25. There may be a guild that can't put together a 10-man group with 100 accounts in the guild. They're all different. Just seeing what other people thought about it.