I think more than power creep, Living World has brought a slow increase in cooperative competition in PvE, which might as well be PVP. It's frustrating. 'Pillaging' is a great example of this.
1. Shared resource nodes.
2. Shared loot.
3. Shared experience.
Having said that, other than Competitive PvE, I do very much like the new map.
In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.