Anyway, I prefer your good old teleporter.
I don't mind a short walk in dungeons, they're not too big of a bother. Long walks suck. They take away sooo much time when you're progressing. Sometimes your attempts on a boss would be shorter than the walk back. I want to play the game, not be forced to run through a dungeon 30 times an evening, looking at something that I thought was pretty the first few times I ran past it but just gets ignored after 4 weeks of doing a raid anyway.
Gimmicky activation devices are fun the first few times but get old pretty fast.