well at this point we're just getting repetitive, you're wrong on mostly everything you posted and that's ok. taking the gear grind out of this game and making content based on skill for pve and pvp is absolutely the best way to move forward.
I would argue that removing the gear grind stops forward movement. Not many people are going to do raids if there isn't some reward and how many speeders are you going to throw at them. Gear is how you show progress in this game. Sorry you don't like it, but that's how it is and they would be changing the entire direction of the game to alter that in some way. It would feel utterly stale to sit in the same gear while doing op after op and that would be terrible.