Yes, you CAN judge a book by it's cover. And I personally enjoy asian grindfest MMO's. So I don't consider it a bad thing. With that being said, my liking them means I've played a lot of them, therefore know what to look for when I'm searching for similar games.
I'm just stating as I see it for the benefit of others. I expect anyone who really wants to try the game, will do so regardless of what I say. But I say such things in the hope that it will guide people in their expectation of the game.
Please, don't be so aggressive.
ANYTHING, whether enjoyable or otherwise. If it is repetitive. Is considered a grind.(At least in my opinion)(Here's a real one <_< http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/grind?fromAsk=true&o=100074
Surely you can, heck you can do alot of things too. Being able to do something doesn't necessarily mean its the right thing to do though.
I didn't mean to sound aggressive but I'll have to disagree. Bieng repetitive mean its a grind (thats what you said), okay, all of the MMO are grindy then whatever you want it or not. By all MMO I mean FPS, racing , casual etc. In FPS you frag, frag and frag. Isn't that repetitive? Hence it's grindy as you suggested.
Let's not take this point further shall we. I get your definition of grindfest but I think it's a bit inappropriate to force it upon other people as to not betray their expectation.