EoC isn't the main issue. To me, it's just more clicking for the same result, and the highlight is the ability to queue emotes. WoW, I'm using 80 keys. There is also a minigame to improve DPS or learn new tactics in PvP. Even though I love mind control, I still enjoy the idea of controlling my enemies on the cliffs' edges.
This is the question. The exact circumstances that led to its birth are the same as that of Solomon and SoF. Players are forced to play. Recently an Jmod wrote about a poster posting bugs in BA. It was great constructive feedback. Posters then noted that the bugs were discovered and reported to Jagex in the beta phase but they were not added to the final version.