So I ground out (some likely will say foolishly) the Solstice 2019 armor for my Titan. In fairness I really really like the look of the armor so on cosmetics it was worth it. This said the 2.0 version I got from Banshee (per Bungie's information) has pretty mediocre stat rolls to say the least (blue quality 2.0 armor that I've earned within a few minutes of playing has better stat rolls; honestly just about every armor I've earned since the Steam launch has better rolls). Which is a huge disappointment since earning it was quite the time investment. This said I get that you (Bungie) don't want to give us raid/end game tier armor on day 1. But I feel like there are many potential middle ground solutions. 1) add Solstice armor to Banshee's loot table for those that earned it with a chance for random (better) rolls. We still have to grind out the gunsmith materials and get lucky on a drop but we can get rerolls just like any other 2.0 armor 2) add it to the EDZ world loot drop pool for those that earned it. Same as with #1 we have to grind for it and get lucky on a drop but it allows us to get rerolls. 3) add a special engram to Banshee (or some other vendor) that we buy for legendary shards or something (on par with Rahool's engram cost). Same as the first two options this lets us grind for rerolls if we're willing to spend the time/currency farming it. I love that armor 2.0 is trying to divorce stats from style but it's just such a major let down that the Solstice armor isn't something we can earn rerolls for. Please add it to some loot pool so we can earn rerolls and treat the package we got from banshee like pulling exotic armor from collections (ie you get a roll that is far from good but allows you to at least use the armor piece you want while trying to grind out a better roll "in the wild"). EDIT: also add a slot for the seasonal mod. It really stinks that I can get drops of gambit armor that has existed since Forsaken with a seasonal mod slot but the Solstice armor, which required weeks of grinding to get, doesn't have a seasonal mod slot. If armor 2.0 is about divorcing looks from stats we really need a slot for the seasonal mod. EDIT 2: or just make it a universal ornament and call it a day. If it's too hard to enable glows with ornaments just treat each glow as it's own ornament (so we'd have default solstice sans glow + an additional solstice variety for each glow we purchased with a potential of 4 solstice armor ornaments if we bought all 3 glows).
Maybe add a unique rune to the menagerie for those of us who grinded it out? They could even make it drop with endgame exclusive stats if you complete it in heroic menagerie.