The flying was never used in a blizzard example but you can see what they are doing - we had to even ‘earn’ our flight paths in BfA and there is another mechanism for earning travel in Shadowlands. Pathfinder itself has gotten progressively more terrible to do as well. And then when you earn it you get those flying things in Mechagon and that flying worm so you can’t even enjoy it really.
Ion said something else in that discussion with Preach as well but I can’t remember his exact words or even close to them - there was a discussion on the forum though and other people got the same impression I did about what they are doing with LFR.
LFR started out being worthwhile to do in MoP. Then they made it easier to do in WoD but took out the tier. Then we had legion and it was harder again and continued down the path of being less worthwhile doing. BfA has hit a new low in that they can’t even be bothered tuning it correctly and you get better gear spending 20 minutes doing world quests. If they cared about participation they would make it so groups don’t ever end up not being able to kill bosses with 10 stacks of determination. People shouldn’t be saying that last boss is harder in LFR than mythic.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand they do an awful lot of things that don’t make any sense and I really find it hard to believe they are just so incompetent.