You can have an opinion I guess but Daybreak should be making group content a challenge for group geared folk not raiders. And I don't recall saying "the lowest common denominator" neither the mathematical definition nor the urban usage is applicable here. And people do play with a modicum of ability but you don't want the challenge level to be set there. If you did that would be fine (in my opinion). And I have news for you. People have been playing this game for 19 years and overall the level of difficulty has been going down. There is a reason for this. Most players are no longer hard core, most players won't get up a 3 am to grab a raid name that has spawned etc etc. The EQ population as a whole is getting older and looking for a better life balance. Sure there are some that still make the game the center of their world and love sitting at the computer non stop for several hours at a time every day. Most aren't like that. Just my opinion though.