Well I almost walked away from this thread due to the flames but Im going to state a sentiment that I feel sums up what is being thrown back and forth here.
I only came back after reading the comment Blank made about the Devs messing up the crafting system which yes if you base on 10.1 and all the issues it was a mistake made but in all the system is still something people flocked to I wouldnt call it a complete disaster. And I think the devs are fully capable of putting in a PVP system that no way affects our PVE world I believe that they are fallible they make mistakes but if they were incompetent we would not have a game to be here henpecking and griping about.
I look at it this way we who have no interest in pvp have fears we dont want our game changing completely to something else. Its understandable I know the mindset because I had it. But the game has changed over the years it is not the same out of the box Beta it was back in 2006 and now that weve opened the doors to Free to play we are bringing in new blood and new ways to approach the game. New blood and play styles are not a bad thing, I think that if they do focus on any PVP revamps and keep it separate from our PVE based game then we need to stop barking about it not being needed.
More player options equal more players more players more revenue more revenue means a couple years down the road we still have a game to argue with each other over. I am not a pvp person before any of you get that I have played pvp games but I mostly love ddo because its not a focus. But to say there is no room I cant do that any more I think there can be a medium and that medium can help our game continue to grow and flourish and I will not call our devs competence into question about if they can do it. Yeah they make mistakes but at least they are trying for us the gamers.