That was probably one of the dumbest things I have heard. If you don't want to put time and effort into a game and rather start off powered up right off the bat, MMORPGs aren't for you. I guarantee you that every mmorpg you will play, free-to-play or not, you will have to spend YOUR time to get gear and become better. Babies like you shouldn't even play these games because you complain how hard it is. Face the reality and "git gud" or else you're never going anywhere.
My god.. Can't you guys get it through your heads that these are QUALITY OF LIFE benefits that you pay for and that you don't need them. If you want them that bad, then spend the money for the 30-day premium. I and many others spent money on premium, so why are you trying to take away our benefits because you want them for free.