I understand why next-Gen and past-Gen consoles are mostly separated during matchmaking (specifically with crucible). However, due to console scarcity, this negatively affects next-gen console users with slow matchmaking and very small player populations.
With the news coming out showing that the Ps5 shortage is likely to continue into 2022, Bungie should address this instead of leaving their next Gen customers stuck with longer wait times and badly balanced or repetitive matches.
I don't know what the best solution is, but leaving it as it is would definitely *not* be the best solution.
Team up with a PS4 player, you'll get put in the PS4 matchmaking queue and destroy everyone. It's how Trials players doing carries and recovs exploit matchmaking for easy games (the carry or recov plays on ps4 and the more skilled players are on PS5).
Just shows how stupid Bungie's matchmaking system is.
Also cross play is coming in a few months so that should fix the matchmaking times.