This is a freeshard, and isnt it meant to get people 50 fast to go in rvr or end-game pve (instances)?
Making it so much more painful to lvl up and gaining xp is a bad move imo.
If people wanna grind lvls, there are many other mmo's out there thats better for that. This is again a freeshard, and I dont see the logic in makin it so much more painful to lvl to 50.
PS. Love the changes to professions and shared BP's though.