You are very mistaken if you think there is no grind. Skill grind wasnt a big deal? Maybe if that was the only grind yes. Gear grind wasnt a big deal? Maybe if that was the only grind yes. PvP Skill / learning the game grind combined with the two others, makes a very very massive grind in the game and it discourages new players. What new player is gonna go farm gear, if they just die due to; their skills are under leveled, they're just not skilled enough and vice versa. I feel you might be a little uninformed about the game truthfully. These are good steps, they're just late.