I thought the lack of a automatic queue was designed to be a barrier to entry, but it’s not, it’s the whole point of the exercise. They are trying to reintroduce manual grouping to the game as smoothly as possible. Scenarios are the easiest content to find a group for because there is no tank or healer requirement, just grab two other people and you all play what you know.
You can always tell when Blizzard really wants players to do something because they will attach a huge loot reward to it, and ilevel 516 gear is pretty compelling evidence that this is what they want us to do.
What made me smile was seeing the term “LFG” dotted through trade chat for the first time in two expansions.