The event as it is wanting to be played by some ie: 'Forget all about your allegiances, and band together to fight this big bad threat' kind of flies in the face of the norm of 'you're magick and we hate you for it, you're demonic and we hate you for it, you're antimagick, and we hate you for it.' We band together for this event, punt Legion (again) and go right back to fighting amongst ourselves once again.
It makes me think the circles are kinda meaningless ultimately since our major threats are the ones that will affect us all. Which may be the ultimate point of all this, but then why put us in this scenario anyway? Why have the fanaticism and the pvp if ultimately it comes down to us fighting a divine being or two who wants to eat us/enslave us all? I don't get it.
I get the whole 'superhero/supervillain team up' thing is totally cool in comic books, and i like it there, but it flies in the face of the general feel/message we get from the devs who are like 'yeah, totally. go kick their **** for wearing the wrong pants!'