Just because it could've been a lot worse, does not make it better. Of course I have a negative attitude towards it. I think it's terribly done. That doesn't make it "worse" for me. The system itself does that well enough as it is, it's why I have a "negative attitude" towards it in the first place.
It's like you envision me sitting here, gnashing my teeth or something. That couldn't be further from the truth. I'm not trying to convince you that you don't like the system or something. I'm trying to explain why I don't like it.
You accuse me of not "caring about anyone's playstyle but my own" and yet you take umbrage at people wanting to play "any way they like". You like going back to level 20 or level 1 I take it? Why do people who don't like that concept come off as "lazy" to you? We'd still be putting in the same amount of general time. We'd still be in quests earning xp.
Anyway, it's all a moot point since this is what the devs are going with. So other than some sort of total failure where a large majority of the people don't like the system and don't even play it, or worst yet, stop playing because of it, the devs are going to implement it as is. So all I can do now is hope it fails miserably so that the devs are forced to put in something better.