Replying to Fiannor’s post https://misdirections.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/fun-part-deux/ this popped back into my head from years ago. I had asked similar not long after.
It’s what I find myself doing. I run a Warfront once a week for a chance at 370 or 385 rewards, I will focus an Emissary set of quests with a 370+ reward, even the occasional World Boss. I am not running Heroic or Mythic any level dungeons, I did one run through LFR. Island are not enjoyable to me, and making the carrot bigger as incentive did nothing to change my mind. I am playing to be as efficient as possible and doing things that are at least a tiny bit fun. The past few weeks I have averaged 4-5 hours playing each week. I probably could have played less. I hope they make some changes, because playing efficiently may have been a good way in the past, but it’s not much fun now.