It never ends...
Gear is beyond easy to get now and so are friends. It's an MMO F F S!
I'm not even complaining about gear. I'm just saying it takes even less effort to form a premade. If you don't that's on you.
Also whats all this you guys talking about your premades always matched against PuGs. I'd say the vast majority of my matches, using a premade, is against another premade. Maybe everyone on shadowlands just wised the hell up.