You can almost certainly hear those words in every Blizzard WoW meeting at some point.
I don’t understand why everything in WoW these days can only be achieved by some form or rep grind. You want to fly -> rep grind. You want an allied race -> rep grind. You want a mount -> rep grind + a ton of gold. In the older zones as soon as you reached a certain level you could buy flying or you just got it. In WoD it started with Pathfinder. The Pathfinder part where you had to do the story-line quests on your ground mount so you at least had to visit each zone was quite nice, but then came the rep grind again. The in Legion 1 Pathfinder was not enough they brought out 2 with each it’s own rep grind. Once again the story-line quests for both path finders was nice, but the rep grind is just a grind and a grind = “no fun for you”.
All the grinding is making things hard for people with limited time to play WoW so Blizzard you are loosing a part of your audience by consuming the limited time they have with some form of rep grind. Farming materials for professions is already a grind so we don’t need more grinds to take up the little time we have. If all I have to look forward to when I log in at night to play a few hours is some form grind. Eventually I am going to stop playing. People play games to have fun, the grinds should be something to unlock legendary items like legendary gear items, mount skins or transmog skins for dedicated players with loads of time to play. The basics must be less grindy to get. And by basics I mean flying, playable allied races, basic mounts and transmog skins. Then if you want to the epic skins upgrades for the basic mounts, transmog items or get some legendary items then you have to grind some rep. I don’t mind doing the unlocking quest-line or unlocking scenario for the allied races. Those are fine and adds to the story of the allied race and their alliance with it’s respective faction, but the rep grind requirement I find soul-wrenching.
Less grinding = “more fun for you”
More grinding = “no fun for you”