I mentioned your playstyle to emphasize what is clearly the problem here: you simply lack the experience and knowledge to understand key parts of this discussion. Who are you to say that PA doesn`t discourage raiders/pvpers from playing alts when you have barely tried those two significant parts of the game. Again, dozens of people who DO play this content tell you that the current system discourages them from playing their alts. We give concrete examples why and your response is always`no it doesn`t` usually followed by some condesending remarks. You categorically refuse to acknowledge any evidence that is counter to your point of view.
You say people are entitled to play the content they want. I completely agree. That`s the whole point of this thread; PA prevents a large portion of the RIFT community from playing the content they want. Thankfully Trion understands this better than you and showed it when they pushed back the T3 release.
It's not an illusion that an alt can't be played until it's maxed out. For those of us with jobs, wives/girlfriends and other interests outside of RIFT it's a reality. Maybe you can spend every waking hour in game but most of us don't have that luxury. All we're asking for is to be given credit for the massive time investment we've already made. I don't think that's such a horrible thing to ask.