Looking at the same old bickering...this issue has been completely solved in TOR and everyone in beta Raider and Non-raider alike is happy with it, and here we have the same old cesspool because Blizzard answer to end game is Raid or do without. It's sad to see this game kill itself because the devs are stuck in the 2005 end game model
In TOR only people who really want to raid do so, The raids are tough and the integrity of that is preserved. There is an entire separate Non Grinding story based Chapterbook system for non-raiders that gives Wicked looking slightly less powerful gear. The cool table has been abolished and everyone can enjoy the game on their terms. Why can't Blizzard with all their supposed innovation and financial backing do the same thing? Why this broken band-aide that no one really wants?
who is forcing you to raid? Oh look the 5 man will give new cool looking set for plate, cloth, leather and mail that is only slighty less powerful than tier gear.
If you want end game if you want any type gear that looks decent if you want to progress you Raid or grind five mans and daily's which isn't an end game... well not after experiencing what TOR (and to a less extent GW2) is offering. People who play MMO's want a viable end game silly... But sarcastic one liners is really the only thing the hardcore Hipsters have left.