Enjoy destiny more because of the pride of skills?
After awakening my guardian back in d1, listening to dinklebot explain that I was screwed and keep low as enemies were abounded, I felt the joy of new game being placed within my hands as I picked up my first gun and laid waste into the fallen foes before me with glee
I stood with others as the raid of glass began and rarely had time to get my own crew together, but I sure as hell, whenever I drove by the gate and saw 8 people going to war, I jumped off my sparrow and rocketed into the fray, to wave them all goodbye as they entered to kill the giant minotaur of old.
I, myself, pushed said giant into a hole I think 20 times till it was patched and had 5 vex mythoclasts to remind myself that I had done good that day. (i killed him legit too, it was just more fun to push him)
and as the years went on, and DLC dropped after DLC dropped, the knives in my back started to weigh me down. The grind I made to get to the top tier, became a joke after joke, as said DLC dropped, the vanguard and crucible dropped gear immediately to my light level and now I was sub-par and the crota killers, the wolven hunters, the oryx slayers, and the Siva slaughters held their higher lights with pride.
Even when the first week of trials hit, i remember, with thorn and solar warlock in hand, i fought battle after battle, foe after foe, killing to the best of my ability, and nearly wept when i gazed upon the lighthouse at the end, the symbol of my goal, the pride i felt as i opened that chest and was rewarded with my warlock helmet, my gun, and the fact that i stood where only true champions stood,(and cheaters but i didnt care, never saw one in my only run to the lighthouse), I drove myself into the grind and every time, i felt slightly rewarded for my efforts, something that kept me going.
and do you know what I did during the times of content drought, I switched games, i played something else like overwatch or league, or some other genre entirely, till that update hit and I felt the urge to purge the darkness from the galaxy.
That is what made destiny great, it wasn't the fact that people were on the game 24/7, it was the fact that people could take that break, enjoy something new, and not feel like they were on a very short leash on missing content, or in their words "you have to be there"
sure people might disagree with this idea, but to me, that's what always brought me back, it was the fact I could take a break when my guardian topped off and didn't need to be there every update week to not miss out on the bounty hell which it is now, the upgrades that need DAILY bounties to complete on time or be doomed when the next bunker starts and have to waste their dailies to get the first ones done.
Now the games have begun and the hackers and cheaters rejoice in their slaughter as they use this time to get their classes to top, or for the players who simply have no other class besides one, just massively push theirs to the top. For all those who don't participle, you have roughly a 33% chance to either be successful, or be damned to the lower pits of looking at a classes tower every time you do play because you weren't there to complete the 200+ hours in 3 weeks to do it.