You know what's really exciting about video games is you don't just interact with the game physically -- you're not just moving your hand on a joystick, but you're asked to interact with the game psychologically and emotionally as well. You're not just watching the characters on screen; you're becoming those characters.
NINA HUNTEMANN, Game Over
Waiting sometimes hours for a group to come together or a PUG that had a crazy person in it who wiped the group on purpose, or a new player still learning his class that has to be carried, or group drama.
Games have more freedom now, you can still get together with a group of friends or try a hundred guilds until you find the one that's right for you and enjoy grouping, or solo, or public groups.
But if you're talking about a game with forced grouping because it's the only way it's designed to be played, no thanks, that would feel like a step backwards to me.