Agree with the OP very much.
Here, I drew a history of L2 Classic NA adena scaling (https://imgur.com/a/cbXzDzP). Forgive me for my elite paint skills, but you get the point, oh you smart brilliant people you.
So at first it was nice and hard, but too hard for some (most) players. At this point nobody knows about the higher lvl zones, so nobody cares, but they probably scaled just fine. NCSoft's heart softens and they increase adena drops in low lvl zones. Alright, people calm down and keep on lvling, until they find out that in party zones, such as ant nest, they cant sustain a prof