Please tell me, because I'm at a loss at this point trying to tell people like those that I've seen discussing the recent sub droppage that understanding of the actual complaint with dailies actually is, and how to make it clear to people like that that we don't really want tabards back.
Thing is, and I think it's been explained so many times now that you can't get past reading a thread about the dailies this xpac without seeing:
1. Person mentioning that they feel pigeon holed into dailies to grind rep because...that's the only thing Blizz gave us to grind rep.
2. (Some posts down when replying to person 1) Doing various name calling, calling someone lazy and whiny, and mentioning that person 1 (and those like them) want the one-shotting tabards that were in Cata back.
No where do we ever see anyone that is able to understand the actual complaint here. At no time have I seen anyone distinguish that it has nothing to do with the speed in which we are getting the rep. That's all well and good. People understand and accept the notion of what Blizz is trying to do this time.
What they are having a hard time accepting is that, in order for Blizz to achieve that goal of having rep need to take a week or so to get to Exalted (or a month if you're talking about the GL), they had to make dailies the only option, and only in 5.2 did they get the hint that slowing down doesn't mean we want to go to a very small area for the millionth time and prey that we can actually get a mob to kill out of those that get claimed within seconds of spawning while hoping that we don't aggro several more if we take two steps backwards. However, saying THAT doesn't mean we want to be handed things, either.
See that? We have to separate one from the other. People not wanting cheap deaths doesn't suddenly mean they want to have it be too easy. It's called genuine challenge. Something that tests skill but doesn't try patience. I have no problem actually finishing dailies from a skill mindset. I've proven through Revered with GL (didn't care to get past Revered because that was my ticket to get to Shado-Pan and AC to get the Enchanting patterns) that I've been able to do them without much issue there.
Thing is, though, I can only tolerate how they handled the Golden Lotus dailies for so long before I want to slit my wrists. Those dailies send you to the most cramped area with the most competition every time you go there, and the amount of dailies you have to do PER DAY is just ridiculous (what is it? 15-20 per day you have the pleasure of doing). I think I mentioned it here before about how badly that was implemented because that seemed to be Blizz's favorite faction. I have yet to find one quest that makes me care at all about what eventually happens in their story. Not one! Maybe I'm just not understanding the story, but I have a hard time caring, and for someone who's somewhat of a story driven gamer, if I care enough for the story, I'll go through the matter of seeing what eventually happens. Nothing doing here! I care enough to get the Enchanting and Tailoring stuff, but above that?
But I don't mind grinding things out. If it takes a few days for me to get what I desire, then so be it. I don't mind doing that, and neither does anyone else as long as it's a reasonable grind, a story that keeps your interests, rewards that are worth it, and challenges that test your might while being fair.
And some people who don't mind the grind DO mind that the dailies are the only option right now TO do that slow grind for a faction. I think that's the point that fails to be gotten here. I know it's probably just trolls being trolls, but Blizz DOES see those, too, and if we can't tell all the time who are just being trolls or selfish elitists, then Blizz might have a hard time, too, telling who is legit and who isn't.
But yeah, long story short, where did it become this understood fact that having an issue with dailies means we want the tabards back? I personally fail to get the connection when it seems like those that have an issue about dailies this time also had an issue with tabards making things too easy. I believe Blizz just went from one extreme to the other, and they're trying to find a compromise (I like what they are planning with 5.2). Hard to find a compromise when we can't even get past this point.