Not to name names, yet some of you are missing the point. Many of us do have real jobs (and in my case part-time grad school as well) and for us, we do not want to spend the entire month grinding. The pots, while a tad bit too much, helped to prevent that with little monetary cost ($5). If you get to 50 at the end of it, and you have not contested raid mobs or received your prismatic, I feel like you are missing out on the best content. Also, while I feel like leveling up and finding PvP while in zones is the best thing, that isn't even the preferred method of PvP for most people at 50 now. I personally enjoy large stack group 6v6, best on best. I would take more time doing that and less time running into people in the caves, Nek, etc. any day of the week. Personally, I think this format allowed everyone to do what they need or want to do in the game, with RL time constraints considered. I have seen PvP at all levels, the only issue I am seeing right now is the grouping, trading, guilding, and class selections caused by legacy coding. If you cannot enable proper FFA and the sense that everyone is factionless, go ahead and make everyone Exile with access to cities. Maybe that is the workaround for season 2?