Since you assume no one can read let me give you a literal reply to your post:
*Note: this is for PVE in general, not RIFT-specific
I dont get how people can have fun in PVE. You sit in a dungeon with some elitist jerks on Vent. and look up how to do the fight and/or have an addon tell you when to do what. ****** -=>Most people enjoy figuring out how to accomplish goals. I can only assume your parents gave your everything you ever wanted right after you asked for it. The rest of us enjoy a challenge at trying to figure something out and then executing a plan. Also taking the time to learn the rules of a game do not make you an "elite jerk"
1.) Tank attacks first
2.) every1 hits boss
3.) *** cheeks turn red
4.) move to the corner until they stop glowing ****** -=> you should know how to slow down DPS before your cheeks turn red by not being ******ed. Again not an issue in Rift.
5.) hit boss again
****** -=>This is a standard example of a tank and spank fight in most games. Most people do not consider this fun. because of this games now have mechanics other then just watching agro.
****** -=>Lets compare your idea of a PvE encounter to Rift's first PvE Raid encounter.
1) Tank gets agro, making sure not to face the mob twords the raid or everyone dies. Ie make sure no one gets agro and be aware of his position.
2) A kite phase occurs where you must run away from the boss while being coordinated with 19 other players to ensure he is slowed by other mobs that spawn.
3 ) continue to hit boss while adds spawn, ensuring enough damage is done to both the adds and the boss.
4 ) New adds spawn, they Aoe you now need to inturupt them, while killing the boss, while not getting hit by his AOE.
There is a lot more then just watching your agro and getting gear.
repeat for countless hours and hope you get loot... wow.. fun. ****** -=> Are you sad that no one gives you loot cause your bad?
Is it fun because its programmed to let you win if you have good enough gear? And feeling like a winning is awesome? ****** -=> Getting gear is fun, there is gear in PvP. Even FPS games like CoD have gear now. So it is safe to assume Most people enjoy improving their gear
Inb4 "its skill to learn the fights" no, its not since an addon tells you what to do and it all consists of moving and whacking an over-sized mob with some voice files for hours.****** -=> Again you mention addons which out of 10-15 MMOs with raiding only 1 has (wow). Again Rift does not have addons.
Did I fail at reading too?