Wouldn't know never done it. Like you I'm only here for the class story and have zero interest in grinding dailies etc to run ops.
I accept that is a trade off just like I accepted I would never have a Titan in Eve. Would I like HK-51? yes is the HM flashpoint a barrier? yes do I think this is a good reason to gate yet more content beyond the reach of most casual players? NO.
I trust this adequately clarifies my position.