They didn't betray me, and I've been playing since Guild Wars: Prophecies. Please do not speak for us all.
I mean, you guys all understand that doing Fractals of the Mist is completely optional right? There is no "gear grind." Agony Resistance is absolutely useless outside of Fractals, and it's not like full exotics doesn't get the job done anywhere.
First of all, it's two weeks. Is that really a long wait?
Second of all, this is like all the players complaining about ArenaNet actually taking the time to create the Super Adventure Box. "Oh, this content isn't for me. Why do I have to wait?" Because some players, God forbid, actually have different interests than you do. I happen to very much enjoy Fractals even despite the fact that I hated many of the mechanics behind it: being encouraged only to run evens, character-based progression, and the admonishment of any build that isn't 30 points into the Power tree without full Berserker gear.
And while this update does little to fix the latter issue, it certainly does a lot to fix the former two. And for that I am happy. I'm sorry you feel betrayed, but there's a lot of other things to do in this game that aren't Fractals if you don't want to do them.