Nope, this isn't a whine about how much grinding is required in MMOs lately. Surprised?!
I think it's pretty much agreed that requiring grinding is a common complaint though, especially in Asian-developed MMOs. They all seem really formulaic; you kill things, you get flashier equipment and skills, you kill bigger things, you get even flashier toys.
I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing.
Grinding, in the sense of having to do something repeatedly...