Hey, we can agree on something, though Event came because the devs wanted something for new and low CR players to be able to do the new paid for content. Since they would have to level up to run the content that was being showcased. Have we been reading the same forums? Just look at the threads about generator mod crafting for Flashpoint rewards. Very recent posts. The devs introduced elite gear that had no stat increase, but it had elite affinity. They later made it a direct increase when they did the renown system with feats attached. It's part of progression now and you can say otherwise as much as you want, but it's there because players would not run the content. Players have said it. Devs have mentioned it. But we read different forums. Let me ask you, would you run harder content that did not have feats attached, no stat increases, no special drops, and provided the same rewards as regular? If you say yes, for how long would you and the 7 other players in your group would want to do it each week. (Or multiple times each week for replays marks.) Honest answer here, please.