I have the title of my post as such not only because it is provocative and eye catching, but because it is also true and the forum rules limits as to how explicit I can be.
LFRaiders do it for the loot: It seems like the vast majority of LFRaiders do it just for loot which grants satisfaction. Of course, I’m sure most people would also like to bump uglies if it was just as accessible as LFR, but it would only have the satisfaction of getting their reward rather than the journey and build up that makes it truly special.
Getting gear/killing bosses isn’t an emotional investment: Downing a boss that was difficult and that took a long time (not just hours) to even reach is very satisfying. One friend of mine talked for days on how awesome and rewarding it was to finally down Garrosh (Like that one song from (The Lonely Island”), because it was brag-worthy. However, it seems like LFRaiders only feel a sense of relief because they only want to get their gear and they want the raid to be over with. Have you or anyone you know go on for days talking about how awesome it was to down a boss in LFR?
It dilutes the community by giving players a sense that it’s ok to just get their gear and doesn’t foster personal relationships or responsibility: Would you ever help someone else like a noob or new guildy get their gear nowadays in order to raid with you and develop a relationship, or would you just queue with a bunch of random strangers for the same effect? Even then, if someone was rude or terrible at it, would/should you care about a random toxic player?
People feel entitled to do raiding content: Saying you pay as much as the raiders and thus deserve to raid holds as much weight as saying you have certain organs and deserve to do the dirty. In a sense, yes you can and probably should go for it because it is a very unique and generally awesome experience (Don't believe that having something special accessible to everyone makes it less so? Consider how bumping uglies is portrayed in Brave New World). Accessibility waters down the importance of it all and there is no real journey for self-improvement or needing someone you know to share the experience with.
Hardcore raiders or even regular raiders are more connected than those who just run LFR all day: Yes back in the day, some raid leaders were abusive and there were terrible pugs whose only role was to grief; however the grab and go style of LFR with added anonymity of cross realms only fosters that type of behavior rather than distances players from it. Also, raiding with people you have known and grown with builds a community based on trust and reputation in guilds and realms that show you are competent at playing your class.
The Climax of an expansion isn’t as exciting: Sure you may down the big bad, but so what? I’m positive that no LFR raider was as excited about downing Garrosh as someone who did even normal Garrosh because there wasn’t as long as a buildup or had as much invested. There are no epic wins in LFR.
Of course, this is all assuming that raiding is supposed to be considered the feature in WoW that grants a sense of completion, has emotional investment, and builds community. However, if it just another feature of the game that is not supposed to be the crux or climax of the game, and just “something to do in WoW,” then disregard everything I have said.