The Old Republic doesn't have a dungeon finder. A lot of bloggers seem to be applauding this.
I don't know. Maybe they're right. Maybe a dungeon finder does damage the community and make running instances less fun.
All I know is that my highest level character, a 42 Sniper, has only seen the first three flashpoints, and only the first two were done at the appropriate level. The third flashpoint I did when I was 15 levels higher than the recommended level. I have not finished a [HEROIC 4] group quest since the second planet, at about level 16. I have done some of the smaller [HEROIC 2+] quests though.
I have a whole set of outdated quests in my log, pointing to the flashpoints I just have not been able to do.
Now, maybe it's my fault for choosing to play a DPS character instead of a tank or healer. Maybe I should have found and joined an active guild with people at the correct level. Maybe I should be more willing to spend hours on the station looking for a group, instead of continuing on my quests.
Maybe I should have stuck with the player-made global Looking For Group channel, despite the fact that everyone was using it as a general chat, and it was worse than Barrens chat.
I did try for the third flashpoint when at the correct level. I spent an hour looking for people, but only found one other person, at which point I gave up.
I really enjoy doing small group content at the correct level. I don't like being carried by higher level players. But as far as I can see, that's pretty much not an option for me in The Old Republic.
I guess I'll get to see the flashpoints when I'm at max level, and there's nothing better to do but hang out at the station and scan the chat.
Maybe the dungeon finder makes running instances less fun. But at least with a dungeon finder, I can actually run the instances.