Hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Where to begin?
We lost 6000+ Guild tokens/week
We lost at least 150+ purple gear pieces with a decent possibility of fully crafted pieces/week
We lost 30+ gold gear with a decent chance of a fully crafted gear/week.
In total the current raid system (where you buy what you want) doesn't even compare to the old one in terms of rewards.
Even if half the random gear was excess it was still useful for the scavenger.
If you look at what we used to get, and what we could get now, I'd say we're getting less than 50%. This is the worst update ever.
Progress is super slow as is, and with this update it will be even worse. If you do the conversion rates you'll see it for yourself.
The new Raid doesn't even worth launching if you can't get to crate five at the very least. And being faction specific the majority of people can't even participate, or put in much damage.
In my opinion this is by far the biggest fail to date, that doesn't benefit the players at all, if anything it takes a ton of resources from us.
Another way of forcing people to whale if they want to progress. Very disappointing.