Before you go on your little casual nerd rage spree disagreeing with what I'm about to say, I have played WoW in vanilla even before DF was even thought of. Sure no one likes sitting around spamming any channel to get a group together because it takes up time. I think its a safe assumption to say that most of you complaining about not having a DF in this game aren't even level cap yet and most likely never experienced WoW without DF.
Pro DF advocates seem to use the infamous arguement that it takes forever to find a group and that it was exactly the same in WoW pre DF. I could say from experience that as DPS in vanilla, BC and some of the Wotlk. It was alot easier to get a group for any dungeon as DPS.
You all seem to look at dungeon finder on paper as a simple design, you fail to see it for what it really is. WoW DF queues for DPS atm are ridiculous. 45 minutes is the average amount of time you have to wait for your queue to come up. If your whole arguement is based on the fact that you want groups fast it is completely eliminating any reason to even have a DF in the first place. In vanilla i would be able to find groups by spamming trade, asking in guild, and psting Healer friends or tank friends i grouped with before on the server. You all seem to look at DF from the point of view in current WoW state. Where you have no server community at all. You completely ignore the fact that friends helped fill those spots for your dungeon.
On top of not having a bunch of random people acting like complete ****s in the dungeon you were running it with people all in the same server who respected eachother to an extent and even formed lasting friendships. During vanilla I had a wide variety of people on my friends list that were good DPS good tanks or good heals that would do me the favor or healing a specific dungeon for me even though they weren't in the same guild as me. In essence the server was alot more close knit. Guilds knew other guilds. And people were known widely around the server. Sitting in trade spamming for a group was widely exaggerated. Sure i will agree lowbies were the only ones getting shafted with this type of system. But even then you had other friends who had same level lowbies who would also help out.
When DF first came out in BC people were so widely against it. Pretty much telling blizzard how they will kill their own community with this feature. Blizzard reacted by implementing a DF that allowed other players to see which dungeon you wanted to run and what role you were able to fill. This feature was server only. Not only did this feature eliminate having to sit in trade asking for groups. It made finding groups even easier than it already was. This feature was extremely popular it was used all the way through BC and even halfway through Wotlk. It became a little too popular for its own good. Blizzard got it in their heads that they should improve and already popular tool and took it one step further. What they did with that patch they set in a chain of events that is not killing WoW and its own community. Dont believe me? Go check out the WoW forums. If it isnt QQ about how someone was being trolled in DF its QQ about how long the queues are, or about how the community feels lacking. Little do they all know its all because of 1 feature. Cross Server Dungeon Finder.
Anyone saying that it took forever in WoW to find a group max level. Is only exaggerating. I know it. You know it. We all know it.
Before you get on your little rampage about how wrong I am. And how My opinion doesnt matter because it doesn't match with yours. Let me lay down a few facts.
You can't compare the time it takes to find groups in Rift because
1. You are either not max level yet.
2. This game alot less subscribers than WoW.
My suggestion to Trion is if you are going to implement any sort of DF tool.
Make Level 1-45 DF cross server.
And make 45-50 DF Server Only.
This will not only eliminate time spent trying to find a group for lowbies trying to level but its a compromise for people who dont want their server community to end up like WoW.
You may now proceed to quote a passage of my text, reply to it in an attempt to force your opinion down my throat in the process of trying to get supporters for your own gain, while not offering any real solution or compromise at all.
Good Day everyone.
TL: DR Dungeon Finder should only be cross shard Level 1-45, then Shard only 45-50.