The first thing I did when reading about the new LFR tool that would work like LFD, but on a 25 man scale is punch myself right in the throat, with a quick knock to the nuts. Why you ask? So I would be adequately prepared for the pain that this feature will be bringing to WoW. I think a car battery hooked to my tongue would also help.
When you first look at what the LFR is intended to do, it seems like a really good idea. Decent ilvl gear, supplemental tier gear, and the opportunity to raid in an environment that is tuned easier than the existing raids. I support all of these ambitions, and think that ad-hoc raids are an amazing idea. Imagine, being able to learn how raiding works, without being in a guild that raids! Just like the LFD, this tool will give players who want to raid - but can't for whatever reason - the opportunity to do so.
Providing they can survive the asshattery.
I mean, let's be honest. While the LFD is a huge improvement over the 2AM "LF Tank for Daily Heroic" search, you can't do a Google search using the word "fail" without getting 15k hits on LFD nonsense. I am a huge, HUGE, fan of the LFD, though I have to make sure my sanity meter is set to 11 before I start a run of them - especially at the heroic level. My god, can you imagine the epeen crowing that will be taking place here?
What I hope it has
First, I pray that there's an efficient way of getting rid of LolArthasDK tank who is in 333 blues and doesn't know the difference between Death Grip and Death Coil. DPS that can't move from the fire, because that's what healers are for. Etc, etc.
I hope that there are 'teaching' mechanics there, and that it's not just a super nerfed version of some content.
I hope there are rainbows.
Holding out hope
I'm going to hope that Blizzard does this project fairly well, because it does have the potential to be an amazing feature in the game.