Well if you want to stretch the definition this far then everything is farming and thus ok. But running in an instance where everyone needs to perform their role, which many times isn't that easy (especially t2 challenge runs for the good jewelery) isn't at all the same as multi boxing or getting in big creep groups where a few hits can kill the same npcs over and over to get one of the most powerful items in the game. Not even the same hemisphere.This made me chuckle,all you do as a freep is "farm" Unless you are one of the lucky ppl that gets everything handed to them the first time they enter an instance etc. You do it slower,less efficient and not as boring as killing the same NPCs in a short time,but in the end doing the same skirmishes since last year is nothing but farming gear,marks,and whatever other stuff there is.. ^^
But by all means let's just let box farming run rampant in the Moors, same as rank and comm farming. It's not going to stop unless Turbine stops it, but when someone tells freeps if they only play smarter they could have boxes too is the height of arrogance. There's nothing that makes you smart about box farming, everyone knows how to do it.