I'm stunned that this change has happened at all, and I for one won't be queuing anymore BGs without the guarantee that a large number of my teammates will be in with me. Regardless of what others might say about how Oqueue has "spoiled" players with its function of 15 man premades versus pugs or other premades within non-rated BGs, the fact remains that the viability of gearing in the current solo/5 man Battleground System is completely and utterly non-existent. It directly rewards botting in general, it caters towards the mass automation of tasks which were already monotonous to begin with, and it slaps honest players across the face for even daring to think that the design team had any intentions of providing a meaningful, thought-out solution to the issues that have plagued this PvP system for months now.
Those in charge of this decision should be utterly ashamed of themselves, and those in charge of maintaining security in this game should feel embarrassed for their failure to stop the one bot that caused this mess in the first place. You want to provide your players with a meaningful solution? Start by actually doing something about HonorBuddy. You know it's the problem, your players know it's the problem, and there's literally no excuse for it anymore. You went to battle with Glider and won. You went to war against Pirox and won that as well. Now it's time to actually do something about the elephant in the room that's been mocking your security team for months now. The ball's in your court, Blizzard. You've already shown that you can make the wrong decisions. Now show you can make the right ones as well.