We've simplified a lot of the grind, as our idea of the main game should be the focus of the content / events / fights / missions / etc
NOT the grind of EXPing for weeks on end, skilling up forever.. and so on.
We've done a lot to keep the feel... but its a balancing act that we try to stay on top of.
Its not game genie mode so its not drop dead easy like retail is mind you..
You could die to something as silly as Leaping Lizzy
But by the same token it wont take you 6 months to get to 75 and people are always looking for more people for events!