so yesterday i ran a couple of flashpoints and both times we skipped all but two of the bosses. is this a new trend ? and if so how does a new 50 or 55 player get geared?
No, it's not a new trend. It was a new trend as soon as people figured out how to do it, which was over a year ago. Skipping bosses is the only humane way to do daily flastpoints.
If you want people to do ALL the content in any given flashpoint, BW needs to make it worth it. As it is it's more important just to complete the mission than what you kill along the way.