The real question is...if it's a grind but there's no purpose to doing it at all (no challenging PvE endgame) then...why do the grind at all? Might as well just skip that part.I remember all the gw fan boi lovers saying there would be no grind in gw2.
Last time I checked exotic gear was far better than masterwork and rare. It will take some time to get geared in exotic gear.
I know some of you are prepared to farm hours on end for it, be as boring and mindlessly dumb as it is, but most of us will just say fuck it, not worth it.