Telling someone that they're asking for everything to be handed to them and telling them to go play WoW Isn't only stating an opinion, It is berating. Rather you choose to see it or not is entirely different story.
The fact that you may have played other MMO's and still tell people to "go Play WoW" if they ask for an adjustment that makes something more reasonable just means that you're not oblivious, just cynical or sadistic. I don't think thats really an improvement. The fact you've seen how well and rewarding other games can be and continue to think "challenge" comes from sitting outside Port Bastok and Waiting for your Earring to charge to blow through 4 Tactics pearl uses to raise your Bonds is nothing short of baffling.
For the record, Your posting on a Public forum, Its a place where you opinion is meant to be read. Its like posting your Information on facebook and being upset people are viewing it. Opinion or not, Its an illogical Opinion with no reasonable roots, and as Such, I will in turn give you my opinion on said subject. I can say the same, "dont read it if you don't want too". But i won't. I want you to read my opinion, Its why I bother typing it.
Point is, You still don't have a single good argument as to why NPC's Bond Requirements should not be lowered in light of the drastic system changes in the last couple years that have cause that systems balance to be torn asunder. So its really a moot point to even continue typing but hey, I enjoy doing it so Its not like I'm losing anything from it. But, As you so nicely wrapped up this post, I shall do the same. It doesn't look like we'll ever see Eye to eye.
Which is sad in a way. I can't help everyone. Just wish you could have realized this man isn't asking for it handing on a silver platter, Just for it to return to how it was when NPC's were released. That is, Leveling and talking to them naturally progressed the storyline within the time it should be, and not having to wait weeks talking to them to progress.
As a final thought. I'm only human. After quite some time of being baffled by what some people will do, I have the right to get angry. You should see my posts before i edited them, You would truly appreciate how much restraint i have when it comes ot "Name Calling" I spend the better half of 15 minutes after posting editing my posts because i realize they come off too mean. I don't really care how people tend to view me when i get angry, Because everyone gets angry.
If you don't like how i word something? Fine, I'm not always sugar plums. But don't start playing the victim and calling me out for using name calling when your first post here was basically "Fk Off and go play WoW" to the OP.