Ok but, the objective/subjective debate isn't getting anywhere and honestly it's pointless. If instead this shifts to why Anet is providing a paid shortcut through their content this might actually get somewhere. If farming was viable you'd have a 3-legged stool here but as is you've got two options as a player: buy cheap money vs. slog through unrewarding content for the millionth time. It should be real obvious what most people will pick and which option Anet prefers. This is not a good thing.
Exactly, I think it's the latter and not the former and I also think it's bad for the game. The closest thing you'll get in GW2 to a Game Over screen and beating the game is the credit roll following the victory over Zhaitan. The rest of this reads like using the forum as a stress release mechanism for a pointless semantics debate.