Here is a philosophy from this blog: Karma is a bitch.
Ok, let me dial back and explain. So I'm going about my druidy day, which has lately involved a lot of herbing in good old Sholazar Basin. I often mindlessly herb while I'm chatting with others, watching tv, or talking on the phone. So I'm minding my own business, when all of a sudden, I get ninjaed by a hunter on a herb that I had landed to herb. Ok, ok, I continue on my way, only to get ninjaed again by the same hunter on the next node. WTF?
Now I'm mad. First of all, a hunter seriously? A hunter wants to challenge my herbing? Geez, at least give me a challenge with another druid or a pally with their 'fly fast thingie'. So what do I do? Well I actually say out loud "Ok, it's on now" and start flying in the direction I saw the hunter go, knowing very well that I could out herb him.
So I then spent a good amount of time flying faster to the next node (yay for not having to waste time summoning a mount!) and herbing all the nodes before the hunter even got there. When I saw the hunter deciding to switch directions, I started following him that way as well. I know... I'm evil. Repeat it with me friends, "Karma is a bitch".
After a while, it was clear that I had exerted my herbing dominance (rawr) and my bags were spilling out the wazoo with herbs and Eternal lifes. But as I shared in guild chat, I just couldn't get myself to leave the zone. I found myself staying just so that I could prevent this hunter from getting more herbs. I mean I knew that there was nothing to keep this guy from staying on all night after I logged, but still. It was the principle. I guess that would be called vindictive or spiteful herbing? As Jess commented, "Hmmm, the payback is strong in this one."