I haven't posted on the forums in a *long* time, but I think that this issue warrants me coming back for a post.
I've been playing NW pretty actively over the past month or two, and I've gotten my characters that I play actively geared fairly well (23k CW, and a 20k DC). Sadly, I'm already finding that content is growing.... trivial. Not because of a lack of content, but because all of the content is just too easy. LOMM runs take 25 minutes, CR runs take 35 minutes, and CODG takes 10 minutes with a group that understands the mechanics. How is it possible that my 20.2k DC with less than 100k power is able to heal a lomm run with no wipes and no deaths? It shouldn't be.
Back in mod 2 and 3, CN, VT, and MC were the perfect difficulty - challenging for even well geared players, but not so easy that you could smack the keyboard with your face a couple of times and watch things melt.
I guess what I'm saying is - things are too easy now, and I think it would be great if we could holistically evaluate and discuss what the player experience is like for a casual player, a daily player, and a hardcore player; and then, find a way to meet the needs of all three of these categories. Because right now, I don't think the needs of any of these groups are being met.