Longest thread ever! Don't even know what all the content covers but this is obviously a controversial topic. Just want to throw my vote in for restricting access to non-ranked warzones. They made ranked warzones for a reason. 4-mans can go play there if they want. And we all know what really happens...two 4-mans get together, either from the same guild or two allied guilds, and it's pretty much a wipe for the poor pug from the get go. No point in even sticking around for such games sadly. Send any 4-man or above to ranked I say!
ranked warzones are a joke. there is no incentive to do them, the 8 man requirement is massively restrictive, the overall pool of players doing ranked is continuing to shrink, and we are still in preseason.
if bioware fixes ranked pvp and class balance then this whole issue will sort itself out.