Im a veteran Destiny player & I absolutely love these games. I've bought every DLC to this day, but as soon as enhancement cores became a requirement to infuse gear I slowly stopped playing. Many people in the community agree that having these enhancement cores as a required part of the infusion process does not help the player achieve an "impactful sense of progression" but instead makes playing the game & getting more powerful feel like a chore. I don't want to sit around & grind to get more powerful gear and then go grind to infuse my powerful gear into something that I actually want to wear. Making us use enhancement cores removes our ability to wear the armor/weapons we actually want to use until we grind for more cores. Stop making us use these for infusion. Enhancement cores should be an end game item that gives our armor/weapons their special perks, not something we have to use every time we make our items stronger. It's not fun in it's current state & it ruins the game entirely.
I haven't played in months because of enhancement cores. The recent removal of gun from the game solidified my contempt for bungie and the game.