Yeah I could move 3 hours west and double my salary in Detroit, but there's a reason salaries double when you move that direction.
Because you're moving into a crime-infested hell-hole?
I would rather not have an internet tax. How long ago was it that they had proposed the idea of charging for a virtual stamp to send emails?
Facebook and such have conditioned us to support funny/interesting things and ignore mundane topics. "Oh! Funny cat picture! Like! Share!
So by raising this limit they are just making it even more difficult for legitimate petitions to be accepted. The funny/absurd petitions are still going to take off and easily hit the new margins while the relevant/serious petitions will flounder in obscurity.
So.. Still was against the code in SWTOR's time frame.
3) Gear from 85 to 90 doesn't leave you in a position to go to heroics, even if you get all the gear available.
This is not accurate. The "Heroic" dungeons are basically the entry-level lvl90 dungeons. You do not need specific item levels to queue for them or complete them.
I think that you are thinking of the Challenge Mode dungeons which are designed to be very difficult and so you probably will not have adequate gear for them when you first hit 90.
So, no, it's something that was referenced years ago and that they finally expounded upon within WoW.