I have been thinking about it and came to the realization that not only are majority of rewards from elite scrolls worth less than the ones in hard clues, what you're supposed to do is also easier.
The only things you could argue are harder are the guthix wizard and the celectic knot puzzles. Everything else is almost as easy to do as easy scrolls.
Following an arrow is so simple you don't even have to look up what you're supposed to do.
Not to mention some of the clues flat out tell you the location of next destination. All you have to do is scan until you find the right place, it takes just a few minutes.
And I have yet to get a riddle from elite scrolls, or something that requires me to wear something. Literally every other difficulty of clues have both.
Despite everything I said, elite scrolls are usually rarer than hard clues. And many boss monsters drop elite scrolls instead of hard clues. Can someone please tell me how elite scrolls are supposed to be a higher difficulty? Because I really don't see it.