a fresh level 90 warlock in green questing gear won't be able to defeat the final boss of the quest chain, I'm pretty sure.
Sure, you can get the quest item. Good luck finishing the quest.
I think you, and a great many other people in this thread are misunderstanding what's being complained about.
Obtaining the quest item, in and of itself, is a completely RNG scenario in which the Lock has no real control over.
Beating the final boss is hard, and should be hard. Thats the reward, and not many people are arguing that.
But if this daunting task is hard in the first place, why should it ALSO be some completely random thing to obtain as well?
-Thats like saying before you can even enter a challenge mode dungeon, to TRY for gold to get the lock xmog set, FIRST you have to find a RARE in pandaria, and PRAY that it drops a magical orb that gets you in.
To me, that doesnt make sense. It'd make more sense if you had to rep grind something, or complete a lore quest chain that leads up to the legendary instance (not that Id prefer MORE rep grinding)
But, in all honesty, I think alot of the locks in here screaming "Good, it should be hard to get" just ASSUME that because they THINK they're a good player, that they wont have any trouble obtaining the item. The argument, is that SKILL has nothing to do with it.