GP, maybe he/she is a new player and didn't experience the slower rates. That being said, as an active duty military member and father of 3, I find current 1x rates too slow for me to be effective on official servers. The 2x evo events allow me to breed and get "something" eating out of a trough in a quick enough time to make it worth it. I don't play when there is no evo event.
DaFishBois, I recommend playing single player or joining a boosted server. Official is just way too slow for people with jobs and families.