I am really disappointed at how high level they are basing the game now..I mean I can understand, but damn. :\
I don't understand your gripe with this, really. I'm assuming you're being sardonic by that statement.
The old Elite tasks are still in the new task system, so there's definite content for high levels, but they've integrated those with the old Lumbridge Guide/Objectives systems that were designed to educate new players on the game's basics concepts (like, mining ores to smelt weapons, using weapons to gain resources, using resources to train skills). They've put it all together into one slick new system.
I can understand it's annoying for high levels to be engaging in tasks which appear menial, and they could maybe have put in a system so they didn't have to, but I wouldn't draw any generalisations on how Jagex are 'basing the game now' from this update.
There's something for everyone, which frankly, is how an RPG should