Anet, the raids in Heart of Thorns have created a very one minded community. If you just started playing when Pof launched you are far behind the times when learning them. You're essentially forced to follow every single update from a QT website. And while I know there is a large section of people who enjoy mazimizing their clear speed please allow me to offer a suggestion of two raid modes.
Raid mode casual and Raid mode competitive.
Raid mode casual: Remove the boss enrage timers and allow team comps of a more survivial oriented playstyle to be able to play through the raids and experience the story behind the raids.
Raid mode Competitive: instead of enrage timers. Use a stopwatch like timer to test premade groups to see how fast they can clear it and make a leaderboard for the fastest groups. Offer challenges and achievements for completing certain content within a certain time or in a certain way. Ex. 3 man vale guardian. Offer leaderboard and competitive skins for said teams.
Let me know your thoughts as a community would you play competitive? Ornwouldnyou enjoy casual raiding that you could actually PUG.