In this I may not mention the lighty equivalent but please apply it where needed.
#1 Class Imblance
This has been repeatedly brought up. Magic Resistance is out of whack. Weapon Damage is out of whack. Rec is out of whack. Basically what people are saying is that on any given day versus whoever is in PvP, 2 toons locked in combat should have an equal chance of killing each other given similar chances. In other words, a full rec toon should not be able to blow off an attack from another toon with flat ease. Pagans should be able to do realistic damage. Sins may be an ambush character, but when ambushing, a triple combo from them at best does half the damage of an opponent's hit points. You may have increased people's damage, and this is a beginning, but not the fullness of the solution. At this time it is a KNOWN FACT, Guardians and Warriors are the deadliest toons PERIOD. And once they gain the PvP rank it's game over for those facing them. Furthermore you have made Debuff Lapis that merely give those 2 classes way more powers than they already needed.
Suggestions are to decrease Magic Resistance OR increase elemental Pagan damage. Increase Sin weapon damage OR increase Sin skill damage OR decrease Sin skill cool down times. Decrease Rec bonuses so they don't give defense and hit points. Another idea is skills from a toon are not pottable while from a debuff lapis are pottable. Maybe all these suggestions stink, BUT you need to treat PvP as a PRIORITY. It needs to be fixed and quickly.
#2 Raid Size
Raids are simply to small now that servers have merged. It is nothing now to see 3 raids attempting to compete for the same areas. The last one to hit gets the kill thus robbing all others REGARDLESS of their efforts. Those that strive the hardest are not guarenteed anything other than the foul taste of FAILURE.
#3 Quest Bosses
If you want a quest boss to be a quest boss, then make that boss an instanced thing. Nothing says we don't care about you faster than watching others take a needed quest from you for the simple fact of greed/need to farm. You need to make quest bosses AVAILABLE for questing. Not a get a raid and duke it out and pray you get it.
#4 GRB fails
Stop telling people it is their computers. The fault lies on your end, NOT ours. FIX IT.
#5 AP Mall
You really need to stop asking for more money and give more bang for the buck. How many times do you wish to hear one of us " old timers " talk about how sweet $100 dollar EOMS that rocked and how sorry the " new " $300 EOMs " stink "? I racked up 38k AP bonus in 10 months before you did away with it and PROMISE I don't spend a TENTH of what I used to. The economy is a wreck with people desperate for OPs. I can nail 17 OP for a $20 AP card.
Back in the day GS's had 2-4 events weekly. You are lucky now to see one a month. We don't need GS's that can't have at least SOMETHING on a weekly basis. There doesn't have to be prizes. Just the GS's doing something community wise.
GS's anymore keep to themselves. I don't know how many times I have seen GS's " doin their thang " and ignoring the community. Then get angry over whatever disturbed them and nail the complainer who was asking for their help. Get rid of them or get better.
These I feel are the major problems we face at this time. I wish I had iron clad suggestions, but I don't. I wish Aeria would get SERIOUS about addressing these issues, but they don't.