You're going to run what you want to run anyway, so I don't quite see why you're so worked up about what the speed-runners in the dungeon finder are going to do with the revenant. I see people running around with a wide variety of builds out in the world, and even in many pugs.
Well that is my issue, even the most anti-meta build still needs to be able to output some damage in one form or another, but I've always been able to take the minimum DPS investment and then build off that however I wanted. If the revenant doesn't allow or skill customization then that pretty much isn't an option. Basically I won't "run what I want to run anyway" because the revenant won't actually let me; if you take the minimum viable DPS then you are forced to take the entire DPS skill bar with zero room to customize.