Sadly, the difficulty is something alot of people can't stand and went screaming back to WoW. The PvE content isn't as refined as raids you might be used to, but the RvR is nuts. To each his own I guess.
If epics aren't handed to people on a silver platter then people whine. I think the "screaming back to WoW" crowd is probably great for the rest of the player base. They were probably the ones holding everyone back from completing said dungeons (not to mention the ones that would probably whine on the forums until the game became a joke in terms of difficulty).