Why does every have such a hard on for mindlessly beating on niantic, did everyone forget that the raid system was tested like this too???? It went just fine lol, they only did it in sponsored stops, they had a level cap (absent from the ex-raids afaik) and nobody complained too much as they gradually rolled things out, eventually putting the cap at level 5(?) and letting anyone over the world raid all and anything.
Please, have some faith, niantic has improved, and has put in features that the community requested.
Am I saying the game is perfect? No, it isn't, it has bugs, it has issues- but by god some of you are entitled.