Steven Sharif stated in 2017 that he will not allow any sort of Addons within Ashes of Creation, this includes dps meters.
Over the past several years since he gave that statement, there have been several posts and topics across all the ashes related platforms, Forums, Reddit, and so on.
Different camps always find a way to bring it back up, some want dps meters because their main goal is min maxing, the other camp does not want them because of the meta issue and the mindset that dps meters encourage. There are pros and cons to not having dps meters, but unless Intrepid Studio finds a way to prevent 3rd party addons like GW2 has, I am sure we will see them within Ashes. It is kinda hard to tell how not having dps meters will impact the game since most mmorpg had that race to server first going on where dps meters play an important role.
I broke it down a little bit in a video:
But the question that I know have is, what do you guys think? Most current mmorpgs have dps meters and I just don't see an mmorpg without them.