Rather odd that I do not feel as if I have to do anything if I do not want to. I walked away from end game, yes, one can play and not raid, not do dungeons, not pvp. One can do a couple different sets of dailies any given day or like myself since mid December, not do a thing out side my little farm.
There is something to be said about playing strictly for fun as opposed to the never ending chase for gear via end game/dungeons and raids.
have been strictly a quester (vanilla) to a casual end gamer doing dungeons and raids (BC and Wrath) and back to a quester (cata and Mysts), I pay to play and play my way:)
So, if you don't care about gear, why does it matter to you if gear is locked behind rep and dailies or not. Lifting this requirement would not impact your gameplay in the slightest. However people trying to gear up to raid are being slowed down for the sake of keeping people online to do things they don't want to do.