That is certainly the better move. The game actually has some decent content but it is often forgotten or just flat out a waste of time to do.
Some classes are currently useless (Knights topping the list for years).
There is in my opinion far too many quests and the whole leveling system need a rework. It is one of the most boring aspect of the game.
Can't understand why one needs to do many quests and spam repeats to level up. I see no harm in making it easier.
It is much better to make the leveling fast so you get to know the class faster and potentially level up to cap then start a new character with a different class.
I always believed that quests should be used to show the players what the game has to offer, not shove it in their faces and force them to go through it countless times for hours.
I rather have quests with a different purpose than experience. For example. If you have done 10 quests in roumen, then you get access to a new NPC which wasn't available at the beginning of the game. And that new NPC could for example give you accessibility to the next town via the Towns Portal else you have to walk to the town or use Town scrolls.
Things like that which gives meaning to quests other than exp and level up are far better in my opinion.