I’ll try to break it down as clearly as I can:Every issue has two sides to it and what really irritates me (and many others) is that Blizzard has glossed over the fact that a large number of players have turned to premades because they are tired of having bad teammates. When I say bad I am talking of course of bots & AFKer's, but I am also talking about players that ignore objectives to fight mindlessly in the middle of nowhere and/or players that have made no attempt whatsoever to learn how to play their class decently.
Any addon that enables a full, organized Battleground group to queue against a randomly assembled group is creating a scenario where that coordinated group has a huge advantage. That is not in the spirit of the experience we want to provide in the normal Battleground queue. Playing with friends is fun and important, but it shouldn't come at the expense of the spirit of the game nor the fun of others.
The normal Battleground queue is for players to jump in and play against other players in a similar situation. We realize that it's not a perfect system, and we're still looking at ways to improve normal Battleground queues further. Regardless, it's not meant for organized groups to "pug stomp" and get quick Honor. We have built in outlets for players that want to organize--if a competitive, social experience was really the goal, then there are clear ways to achieve that.
The ultimate effect that this kind of queuing has had is to drive players away from PvP. Perhaps it's been a long time since you've been in a random group, but a lot of players will see that they're up against a premade and simply quit. At best, they suffer through it. To an extent premade groups count on this. Heck, one of the popular addons announces opposing players that appear to have rage quit.
Addons aren’t really a viable solution for botting issues, but we do take those issues seriously and we'll continue our work on improvements to the Battleground system, including better ways to deal with botting and other exploitative gameplay.
The author of the above quote is on record saying that players only run premades to "stomp pugs" and that the bot issue is completely separate and unrelated to premades. I find this assertion to be both insulting and extremely short-sighted, as it does not reflect reality. Moreover the author tells players like me to participate in RBGs if I want organized, competitive play. I like to sign on & PvP within minutes, not spend considerable time looking for an RBG.
What is my recommendation? First of all don't try to tell me & others what our motivations are, because if you are wrong (and the author of the above quote is wrong about my motivations) then you are insulting part of your player base. Furthermore don't sit there & tell me that the bot issue is something you "take seriously" but take no tangible action against botting. Either do something about it or say that you can't fix the issue, but stop with the empty promises. Moreover telling players to go do RBGs isn't the answer either... clean up BGs and make them enjoyable for everyone. If you want to eliminate premades fine, but give players that actually try to win the match more incentives & conversely make ignoring objectives unrewarding.
I don't mind a fair fight and in fact the best BGs are the hard fought, competitive matches but it's pretty hard to have a competitive match when 80-90% of your teammates (bots, bads or likely a combination of both) are fighting mindlessly in the middle of nowhere. As it stands right now most of the close matches I've experienced are premade vs premade. As the author stated premades are not a "perfect solution" but unless Blizzard takes a holistic approach at improving BGs it is currently the best solution (sorry Blizzard).