Some players struggle with the idea that they feel cheated when achievements are awarded on an easier scale after they had to do something the hard way. I don't. When I put in hours and hours toward a particular goal, I want the reward to represent that effort. It doesn't matter how large the winner's circle is; we'll all earned our places (and our rewards). What ticks me off is finding myself standing next to someone who put in considerably less effort to achieve the same reward -- not because they have it too but because it no longer represents the amount of work I put in.
Just look at the top comment on Wowhead's thread about the patch 5.1 nerf to the Beloved title (getting 60 reputations to exalted, which formerly required 70 reps): "I finally got this after around 2 years worth of work on and off. I feel like the recent change almost makes me a cheater compared to those who were working the 70 mark." Nothing personal, guy, but we feel that way too. Let me tell you why.