Symbosis is horrible. Really really horrible. I thought my level 87 thing was terrible (actually, it is terrible, 2 of the 3 things banners gives was baseline, and one of them didn't have a cd), but something that gives something to someone else? That's craptacular.
It probably wouldn't bother me if EVERYONE got utter trash like banners and symbiosis, but alter time? Seriously? The single most powerful thing I've ever heard of EVER in this game's history (excluding bugs) is given to mages when warriors and druids (and priests, unless they REALLY like griefing their group) are given a large lump of crap and told to enjoy?