Man, I'm sorry to gripe a little, but I don't know how much longer I can handle all the whining and groaning about dailies. It's infuriating, b/c I'm almost positive that many of the same people who are complaining right now about having too much to do, too much time consuming content, too much gating and describe dailies as something they are "forced" to do, are the same freaking people who would bemoan having nothing to do, if none of these things existed in the game right now.
These "hardcore" players who are crying about this, crying because they "must" do dailies to progress and be competitive in their guild for raiding, are the same brats who would wait in line all night long, just to be some of the first to accuse Blizzard of catering to the casuals, as they say.
So many (not all) of these same people want to have their cake and eat it, too. This is a game with varying tastes and a huge audience to please. Things will most likely never be exactly as you wish. If they were, then I'd have the ability to own rogues one on one with my caster, no matter when or where. But, pvp is not balanced for 1v1. I suck it up and move on.
Dailies are grinding, grinding with reward. So many of the folks who complain that they have little time to play and don't want to waste it on dailies are coincidentally the same people who say that they are "forced" to do dailies to raid with their hardcore guild every other night. Seriously? Isn't that sort of contradictory? If you need time for your family, how is it possible that you are a hardcore raider? Raids do not take a half an hour a night, people. So, don't sit there and pretend that dailies are wasting the time in your life that you could be spending with your three children and then in the same breath, say how upset you are that you need to do those same dailies, so you can spend hours a week raiding. :/
You do not HAVE to do dailies to raid. You may WANT to do dailies to raid with more ease, but you are absolutely not required to hit exalted with every single faction to be viable for raids. And, if your guild is that freaking ridiculous that they are making you do such things, in order to be a true part of the group, then for heaven's sake, WoW is already a second job and not because of dailies, but because of your guild. Get out, get out while you still can.
This is a game and dailies are meant to be a grind, for the most part. There are absolutely things that could be better. But, you need to stop asking for watered down content and then complaining when things become too easy. We have more variety in content than we EVER have before. We should be so grateful for all the avenues we can explore, as players.
I'm a newborn casual who used to raid quite a lot. But, life has taken precedent and I no longer have as much time to play as I wish. So, if anyone should be complaining about dailies taking too much time, shouldn't it be players like me, the "casual" player? Yet, I love the new dailies. Everything can always be tweaked to be even better, but I am beyond satisfied with what I have currently. It's the hardcore players, from what I can tell, who are so displeased with all this grinding. If all you want is to race to 90 the first week after launch and then raid your butt off for a few months, only to cry how bored you are, after that and blame Blizzard for not giving you more content, then I'm sorry, but you're a spoiled brat. Slow the eff down and enjoy yourself. This isn't about play style, either. I hate the freaking cop-out. This is about patience, knowing what real enjoyment is, and playing a game for fun. This is a game, it's meant to be played through like a game.
Just please, please stop whining. I hate when people race through something and then have the balls to act upset that there isn't anything else left to do. Are you kidding me? That's like reading the last page of a book first and then crying because you already know how it ends. Well, maybe if you had just taken your damn time and read the book start to finish, slowly, and enjoyably, it wouldn't all feel so damn anti-climactic.