I quit wow because of dailies/repetitive grinding.
I came to rift for something new. End up with the same stuff.
I don't consider dungeons/raid dungeons a grind at all. That is fun. That is why I play mmo's.
I DO consider grinding sourcestones to better my character with new overly priced essences a grind.
As most of you are the same, I have been playing this game since beta and was involved in the pre-release or so of time played. I hit level 50 rather easily.
Then after hitting 50 I realized I'd have to grind dailies to get the appropriate gear enchants to make my character optimized. Since the only thing I want to do is raid. I figured I have to do it. And here I am several months later with the only faction that im maxed out on is Mathos.
Not even close on Icewatch and remotely close on Shimmer.
I am a Tank of my HK guild and I despised having to grind for my water and death resist sigils.
I had to do 87 water/death raid rifts. half of which I actually provided the lure and would get priority on the items. That was how long it took me to complete my death and water resist sigils.
I have a sigil with priority on block. random resists
I have an attack power sigil and a crit sigil.
I do not have any other resist sigils.
I have 36k planarite and that is by far the most I've ever had. I have 197 inscribed and that is with me doing the weekly quest they give now and the daily raid rift/expert rift every day that I can.
I cannot see how I am even supposed to come close to enough sourcestones to make my person better. And yes I want to grind it to do so, but after 3 hours and I have not much to show for it, it turns me off to the game, and I log out.
I group with others during invasions and such and see them getting inscribed off of every rift and little event boss, while I get none. Sure its RNG but gosh darn it its ridiculous.
Ive been doing this world event every day and for about 2-3 hours a day doing the dailies and such and this little raptor mount of mine is still only level 27.
I play for a minimum of 3 hours a day to a maximum of 8 hours and I see nothing even remotely close to others numbers of planarite and inscribed income. I guess I'm just unlucky.