You thought you could get one over on me by bringing back such a treasured weapon from D1, have me waste all of my materials splurging it all on your silly little tributes? Want to make me get rid of my stockpiles before shadowkeep drops? Jokes on you, my thousands of baryon boughs aren't going anywhere. I'm on to you.
If they were minimally intelligent they would've made the reward be a new, original, awesome exotic weapon , not a recycled AND NERFED weapon from Destiny 1 vanilla, almost 5 years old. Making their players grind TWICE for the same (but weaker) exotic weapon is the pinnacle of minimum effort.