So, I hope everyone is doing OK.
First, it isn't good to spread elitism throughout the game, as it contributes to both a toxic atmosphere as well as a barrier for entry for new players.
That being said, the issue with bots being not as good as actual players is somewhat, but not entirely, legitimate. At the point where a player is joining some of the hardest content available, it is recommended that everyone contributes together such that the quest can be accomplished without too many frustrations.
Along with this is that Bewitched Woods is considered a difficult/challenging, yet rewarding, farming ground, similar to Ultimate Quests, and that slowing down progress may indeed be frustrating for some who are trying to maximize their time. However, although it isn't ideal, when it becomes difficult to find mpas full of people to take the quest on, bots could be used as good filler until the mpa becomes more populated, in which case the player can simply run back to the gateway ship and disable bots to let other players join in on the farm.
On the argument of players being antisocial, it's a separate matter and one that is unfortunately difficult to answer. Antisocial people joining difficult content probably may need to play in locked mpas for their own benefit, as this prevents other players from joining. Should they intentionally join an mpa that is nearly full, bring in their bots, and refuse to remove them, that becomes an issue of selfishness in my opinion.
My stance is that I believe others playing with bots in a full lobby is less than ideal, but isnt game breaking. I won't berate them harshly for doing so, but if the mpa starts becoming really slow or frustrating because of them (which may be rare), or others are trying to get in but are blocked by bots, I would kindly ask if the player can remove their bots for the benefit of others and the mpa.
For those who are mean to other players that do this, please don't. We want a nice comfy game! For those who are adamant about playing with bots in a full lobby, please know that you may want to remove them due to the aforementioned reasons. Most of the time other players are nice and welcoming, and you get a bigger party boost with 3 other real players! Plus you might meet some new friends along the way