According to one of the lead designers on the MMO's raids team, the Guild Wars 2 raids are not going to ease up on the challenge level anytime soon.
They'll learn sooner or later. Blizzard realized that casual players make up the vast majority of online games like that. Once you start limiting their access to parts of the game, they get irritated and leave.
I mean I wouldn't even expect the rewards that harder difficulty provides...I just don't want to be locked out of story.
Which is all a LOT of casual players care about. Just getting the chance to experience stuff. But it's w/e - Arena Net will learn.
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