This is a personal argument against the still constant QQ with Dailies and gating through Dailies.
Do people have this much of an issue working for things?
I'll refer to a few points:
1. They make you HAVE to work for Epics if you don't Raid.
-The only source of Welfare Epics at this point is LFR, and that's for people who don't raid anymore, or who are looking for gear that they don't want to do dailies for or gear that won't drop in raid.
-With the Daily system, Epics are blocked off and you have to WORK for them. It was one of the biggest complaints from the community I've observed over the last 2 years of being here. Since Wrath people have bitched about "Omg Purples are so easy to get now. Vanilla was better QQ."
2. It gates the Story for those who want to see it.
-If you love the Lore like I do and want to see the story and where it goes, you work for it. On a lore standpoint, you prove yourself to the faction or people you're working for, and they reward you with history you have questions for, including their own powerful armor.
-Perfect example: The Klaxxi reveal where the Sha came from, along with who they truly worship, at the end of their questline. By doing this, those who want the answers work for them, and in the process gain satisfaction.
3. If you raid, you should have no issue.
-The dailies aren't for you, if you're doing them purely for gear.
-RNG is RNG. It's the same as it always has been. If something drops you can use, your raid or guild uses whatever system it wants to for loot and you get it or you don't.
-It was a god send that Blizzard added something like the Elder Charms of Good Fortune. But, once more, if you want it, work for it. If you want another chance at loot, which is something that should never be handed out for free, then you gain the Lesser Charms, and cash them in for those prized Elder Coins. I've received 3 piece of loot from them, for 3 slots (My gloves, Ring, and Trinket) I desperately needed to replace due to still having 463 iLevel gear.
4. You, yes, ALL OF YOU, including myself, ASKED for more content.
-Surprisingly, I remember seeing on these forums people LIKED the Molten Front. The system they currently have in Mists is like the Molten Front, and by doing that they offered loot to people who couldn't get gear from Raiding, while offering side rewards as well.
-With these dailies, you're out exploring the World and experiencing even more story. Do you realize how much work they put into this expansion? The amount of new storylines, plus quests is monumental. There's never been a near equal amount of content at End Game to Levelling Experience than Mists.
5. Don't burn yourself out. Take a break and explore, or go solo some Old Raids!
-There's LFR, Scenarios, not to mention Heroic Dungeons as well that reward you with Valor as well. In no way, shape, nor form are Dailies your one source of Valor and gear. HEroic Dungeons occasionally drop Epics, along with Scenarios now, and of course there's LFR too.
-Doing Dailies too much at one time will make you HATE the game. As Blizzard said in a blue post the other day, if they didn't have a cap on Valor, every player would feel forced to get to 3k over and over and over again to now level up the iLevel of their gear, along with buy all the gear they possibly can. It'd break the whole system and cause even more QQ from everyone because they'd be killing themselves over this game every day.
-5.1 added a nifty little thing where most bosses from former raids are now solo-able. You don't even need to be in a raid anymore. By doing this they add more features that cause you able to make this into more of a personal game. You don't even have to play with anyone else: you do Dailies by yourself, LFR by yourself, get some cool looking gear or achievements from old raids too.
So my question still stands:
Is it THAT much of an issue to work for things?
In no form do you have to do SHIT. You can simply raid or do LFR and never get any Elder Coins, nor get access to the Valor Point gear for people who sincerely need it and want to work for it.
They're 100% optional.
Apparently this community, and a lot of people in game, are convinced of this mentality:
"Blizzard added X Y and Z, I HAVE to do them EVERY DAY AND EVERY CHANCE I GET."
Which follows with..
"OMG BLIZZ GG X Y Z IS BORING AND BROKEN."
Unfortunately, and I hate to say it, ALL of you who have such a huge problem with dailies are doing it to yourselves.
This game is much better because it's become more optional to play.
Blizzard is doing its best to appeal to EVERYONE. Casuals, Semi Hardcore, and Hardcore player.
Give them some slack. Most of you are still playing this game, and if you truly, TRULY hated it, you wouldn't be playing it anymore.
You work for the gear you want. You work to see content. You work to see the story. You work to get access to every feature of content in this game.
That's my argument and rant. Feel free to rip through it or agree.