The report of my death was an exaggeration.
On Friday, December 5th, Elder Tribunal made its first foray into a level 80 raid. Ten of us went in and bravely met the first of the Lich King's challenges. And challenging he was! The perverse nerubian Anub'Rehkan challenged us to learn new skills that will come in handly later in Naxx, and reminded us how precious every little upgrade is. Congratulations to all of our new Level 80s, and to those who got loot last night! Keep it coming!
...it will all be over soon.