I enjoy the mercenary feature in PvP - it has definately made queue times shorter than what they were without them. Now, how about mercenary LFG dungeons and allowing Defiant and Guardians to group for the 10m and 20m raids as well?
The lore in RIFT is basically that we are all on the same side fighting for the same thing just going about it from two different approaches. You can think of expanding the mercenary feature to dungeons and raids as a kind of "reunification" of the Ascended - a "test" by the Gods of Telara to see who among their "chosen" are worthy to bring about the downfall of Regulos and usher in a new era of peace.
It is the common goal of all Ascended to vanquish Regulos once and for all is it not?
Its just a thought. Thanx!