I've found that since the changes WQGF has been much more reliable. The groups you get have less people across the map and they added a button to automatically kick the ones that are. There's fewer AFKs and less waiting for a group to pop. It's much faster finding groups for WQs that aren't part of the current emissary quests. The post-"nerf" WQGF seems way more streamlined than it was before, despite having to click it manually.