What I'm reading from that is that you have gear tiers, and within those tiers you are put with people of similar ELO. Say you're a warrior and using STR for DPS, what I take from that quote is that Tier 5 may be 49- STR, and Tier 4 may be 50-99 STR, as an example(from gear), and then from within that it would put people of similar ELO/skill. If you're in Tier 5, it normalizes all your stats to X level, and if you're in Tier 4 it normalizes your stats to X+Y level. That's what I'm getting from it, and if what I am thinking is correct, the only thing I'm afraid of is queue times. It seems like a good system, with gear still mattering(I'm wondering about some kind of enchants or whatever it is, like the move speed "chip" on boots they spoke about), but we'll have to see just how viable it is.