I don't think anyone disagrees that the rating needed for glad is irrelevant, but Blizzard surely didn't mean to make getting glad easier than it was compared to the other seasons with the new personal rating system. That's why people are saying the numbers need to get tweaked, because lets be honest, the fact that there's more than 2 times the amount of glad spots this season compared to last, isn't due to an increase in activity...
Last season there was 195 total gladiator spots in EU
That's 585 gladiator spots if we assume there was 3 in each team, which of course isn't accurate at all.
The fact that there's 1310 spots SO FAR, and 262 R1 spots, kinda makes R1 top 0,25% with the old system, if you know what I mean, and gladiator is basicly top 1%. Blizzard really have to tweak the numbers, if they don't want everyone to be running around with it.