What will it hurt/What's the problem? Right now there are a few people here admitting that they are avoiding EEG like the plague, while others are running some of it occasionally (or just skipping certain specific content). None of us have any solid numbers of how many people are running EEG content. They do. The harm could be that if it's made optional, the few Endgame Players participating in any EEG content would drop the clamped version like a hot potato or maybe run the clamped version only once on Thursdays or Fridays, leaving other players with long queues again the rest of the week. Maybe, despite the small number of complaints on official channels (forums, twitter, Facebook) it's actually working (based on their metrics). Making things optional will definitely change that....quite possibly not for the better (for their purposes).