It is just funny to me, how the majority of posters in this thread admit having little knowledge or first hand experience over the Expert requirements yet still feel like they have and deserve a strong and respected say over the matter.
And as i mentioned before, the amount of "Pro-loli/anti-censorship/#AllTheContent" posters that fought against version changes and differences when it suited them, and still do today, but are quick to agree to leave Expert out because it rubs them the wrong way.
Not hypocritical of them at all.
Many posters have already said it before, but it begs repeating, you over-estimate the impact of the Expert Matchmaking, and the difficulty of the requirements, which were clearable years ago with much worse gear and setups.
They are little more than a basic test of player competence in a handful of unfavorable boss situations, and yes, the test and solution are not perfect but it is certainly not the elitist nightmare scenario that people pretend the Expert Matching to be.
But as it often happens in this forum, most posters participate with their feelings and passions rather than facts and knowledge.