I want to put out there what I have noticed and experienced. Obviously, there will be differing points of view and opposite experiences, since the same people generally don't play all day long in the same place.
I am only a 58 HM fig, but before ep6 and the advent of 70+ ubers with more hp on their gaunts than I have in total, I was able to grind in the desert and jungle maps without constantly getting 1-hitted. Since ep6, I have upgraded my gear from  and  at best to  and . I have relinked 5s+ and added ele to weps and tops. I am much more bored than before. I really thought that if I upgraded and hit the same mobs, I might be able to farm and solo with more ease, making the game more 'fun.' However, I am constantly overpowered, and this leaves me with one option if I want to actually play the game; go to upper viri or cali and solo. How is this fun? I don't think it's fun.
Also, why are mobs and lapis drops in DD1, DD2, Karis, D1, D2, Jungle all designed for toons at a level below 60 if the maps are just going to be owned by 80s?
Either change the maps to 70+mobs and remove all delusional aspects of farming there in the 50s, or make a level cap (in at least one map) so toons can actually use the maps designed for them.
As always, this reply will be met with sarcasm and some kind of "I'm better than you and you're a noob" response. I understand the need to attack other players personally, I really do . . . Regardless of the passion and competition that is part of why I love the challenge of this game, I have found that it is pointless to even try to play unless you already have endgame toons. Any attempt to level up and make money to uber up your toons - including dropping (I think I'm at $300 now) real money for upgrades - is met with nothing more than more 70+ ubers ranking their buddies in low level maps. My opinion, and it's "MY OPINION" for all you trolls >.<, is that noobs should have a place to play with other noobs without getting pwned by uber 70+ players that obviously don't understand the player cooperation that is required to keep awesome pvp in Shaiya alive and moving forward.
Exceptions to my whine
There have been times in which I was able to grind in these maps alongside full parties of Furies. We chatted and discovered that we are all sick of getting rolled by high levels. This has created a strange comraderie between factions, at least for the 50s toons I have seen and shared map areas with. Maybe, since the new changes in the game have inspired this unspoken alliance between darks and lights (who are tired of getting pwned by high lvl jerks & just want to actually kill some mobs for once), could there be an option to ally with fury players, kind of like a guild, but across faction? Maybe, so if you are in pvp areas, and there IS killing happening, you can't 'accidently' kill your ally who is also on the opposing faction . . . just a thought. Anyway, the game has become boring even with my improved gear, not even really interested in continuing to apply 'Y' and #19 since I dont see how it will help. If someone has a solution other than "go to pando," please let me know.