I do understand your viewpoint, this is just where we differ.
The Tier 1 flashpoints and Tier 1 operations should be tuned to the majority. The Tier 2 flashpoints and Tier 2 operations should be tuned to the skilled players. This is just my opinion after all, but being that it is mine, I tend to like it.
The Tier 2 stuff can still
be conquered by the majority, it just takes overgearing.
OR, the average player joins group of like-minded people to master end-game content. That is a common solution in mmos, after all.
OR OR, the average player decides "I want to be a better player", and reads strategies on how to improve their playstyle, gets advice from other players, etc.