PUGging hasn't been too bad.
Over the last two nights Blackhoof has conquered the Ring of Blood (and got a great +Healing one-hander, Mogor's Anointing Club) and slain Durn the Hungerer (and got a fast combat one-hander, the Hungering Bone Cudgel).
For the first one I joined after being whispered by a guildie looking for some help, and was joined with three other non-guildies. The second one I was with Nachmahd killing beasts and I figured "Why not?" and announced "LFM" for Durn in /general and got three more.
I met some good folks (Masstiff was in both parties, a real good Feral Druid) and got something accomplished.
Folks don't like PUGs but I've had more positive than anything experiences with them.