The system, as described, didn't sound all that blasphemous. Players will get a bonus payout for the first PVE that they participate in that day. Various activities will get a rank 1 through 5; the higher rank of content, the higher the payout.
So, CCP wants to pay me for things I'm probably going to be doing anyway. Uhh. Ok?
I wonder if some of the angst is the lack of clarity from CCP and the internet working itself into a froth. (Wouldn't be the first time....) When described at Vegas, most of the room kind of shrugged and waited for the next statement. I leaned to the guys next to me and said something like "Uhhh... EVE is getting dailys?" More shrugging. It really sounded quiet harmless.
Don't get me wrong. I don't like WoW dailys (I'm talking specifically about Wrath- and Cata-era dailys). I'm not even that fond of GW2 dailys though I can usually ignore them.
I dislike systems that feel even vaguely mandatory; I don't want a laundry list of chores that I "must" complete each session to stay relevant in the game. I don't want something that I "must" complete each session before I can go tackle whatever it is actually I logged in to do. After a week or three of doing the same 'chores' every day, suddenly those 'chores' become almost the entirety of your online play, and burnout ensues.
But I don't mind a system that gives you a small boost for doing something you were going to maybe do anyway; i.e. flexible systems that let you choose the activity and lurk invisibly in the code waiting to surprise you with a boost. Yes, there's an incentive, but it's not the end of the world if you skip a day or a month. For those quiet times, though, the payout becomes another reason to maybe gang up when you otherwise wouldn't, or maybe undock and look for trouble instead of spinning your ship and chatting for the evening. And I think EVE needs a few more good reasons to undock.
Anyway, I'm hopeful that some of this will get explained if CCP Affinity is able to get the PVE plans out in the blog post she promised. Or maybe I'll reread it and light my torch and grab my pitchfork and join the angry mob.
But right now... not so much.