If you are working gearing your raid for hard modes you do not want non-specific loot going to people that cannot even use them. This may work for the casual guilds, but it does not work for guilds working on content.
Going to just skip normal EV and go to hard modes, if this is the way they are going to keep it.
I'm not in a casual guild by anymeans. Gearing for hard mode ops is easy. Do HM flash points on hard mode for the same gear as regular ops.