Darren over at Common Sense Gamer has a nice little rant up. Kendricke, Oakstout, Pixey Styx, and Cameron Sorden all chime in the comments as to what a solution to Raiding for non-raiders and all those age old questsions could be. Great read, all of it, and you should check it out, too.
There's not much I can say that hasn't been said either. Except this:
Why must there be better rewards for any one type of player in these games? The 1st company to find the way to put in equal rewards for equal difficulty across all playstyles will be lauded as the single-best developer of the MMO in history. It may never happen though. It'd be like finding a way to get all those bastards in the Middle-East (ourselves as Americans included) to shut the hell up, put down the C-4 and get on with what's more important in life. Like I said... not happening soon.
Anyway. Read the article and its comments. It's good stuff. Keep up the great blogging, Darren.