Going by how Blizzard is going to handle I Squish, they are NOT going to make old content harder what so ever. Yes they are toning down numbers, but I'm afraid that Molten Core will still be soloable. THIS IS A BLOOD MMO!!! YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO SOLO RAIDS! Jeez how hard of a concept is that to understand? This game is NOT MEANT for soloing or raiding in small tiny groups. This game is about a massive community of 10+ players knocking out an instance. That was the impression I got when I first bought WOW. I played WoW since Vanilla and honestly I feel that my hard work for my tier 1 leggings and chest went to waste when a friend literally spent only 30 minutes in the instance and collected 5/8 of his tier without ANY HELP!.
If they are toning down current content numbers by only 96%, that means my paladin will have about 33k HP and output of about 8k-13 DPS. That's wrath numbers. THIS is absurd, cause I recall being able to solo Molten Core without any issues with these stats.
What is even MORE alarming is that Ghost Crawlers even suggested the use of Determination/ICC style buffs so raid difficulty WON'T BE EFFECTED! Why? You can keep numbers within the 32 bit combatcode WHILE solving the other issue meaning exploitation of old raids. You knock out BOTH birds with one stone!
Blizzard CLEARLY has their priorities in the wrong places. Raids were never intended to be soloable. It destroys the hard work that previous players put into the game. Right now I work very hard for my heroic tier in SOO. But in 2 years, some dk will be able to solo it no problem. I feel like quitting cause my hard work won't last.
EDIT please stop this nonsense argument about "but than no one will run old content. If you really don't have any friends go:
Item Squish by 99.5%.
DO NOT add any determination/ICC style buffs to compensate for the item squish.