I've seen some references made to the "OP" and what are my expectations, demands, and so forth and accusing me of crying about the current system.
My desire when I posted this was to suggest that players be allowed to make an informed decision about whether or not they'd like to enter a partial raid by knowing how many, if any, bosses were already down. I, like others, have had times when I was happy to do one boss, get my valor and move on.
The specific situation which caused me post was that I already had my sha-touched weapon (yay!) but I was still 3 sigils of wisdom short of turning in the quest so that I could get the quest allowing me to loot the Chimera-of-whatsit from the final boss in Terrace. My hope (a long shot, no doubt) was to do the first 3 bosses in Terrace, miraculously get the 3 sigils I needed, pop out while Lei Shen is walking to the Sha, turn in the old quest and pick up the new (I joined LFR from the Veiled Stair), then pop back in before the final encounter started. Huzzah! Gemmed raid finder healing mace before the reset. Yes my motivation was selfish. Guilty. I didn't want to kill the Sha, THEN get the sigils and have to wait for the reset to get the item from the Sha.
But I also didn't understand how LFR worked. Some posters have suggested that only one instance is running at a time. I thought if you had 50 ppl of the appropriate roles among all 5(?) realms in your battlegroup that you could have 2 or more iterations of the same raid going at once. My mistake.
And after reading stories of hour long queues or waiting in the instance for 30 minutes or more for enough ppl willing to join a partial raid, I have sympathy for you guys. I've always been on Silvermoon usually at "peak" times and have never had to deal with that kind of wait.
Personally, I would still like to know what I'm signing up for before accepting the LFR invite but I have a better understanding of why the system was changed and if it works better for the majority of WoW players then I'm on board. Although I wouldn't say no to some incentives for completing a partial run that have already been suggested.
After all, daddy's gots to get paid...