Well, if you dont like pvp the problem is yours. We cant have always pve events dude...
Im a pvp player and finally we have a nice pvp Event !
Put everything in an area where both factions have access and its instantly no longer a PvE event but a PvP event. Of course with the rewards that you can buy its still not a PvP event, you don't even get valour.
If they had put this event in with 1 simple change that you did not autoflag at all then on a PvP server it would have been a PvP event and on a PvE server it would have been a PvE event with optional PvP.