Would people still be complaining about the loot and only getting one chest? or would they view it as reasonable and still enjoy the activity for what it is? Edit: Seems like most people would want a game mode that is hard but last only about ten min where the reward is a weapon of their choosing (in the archetype they desire) with the specific perks they are looking for for their own god roll and master worked to the stat they want. In which I'm guessing they would play it just enough times (5-6) to get all the different weapon types they want then would never play it again.
People would of complained about it because the RNG is awful when your looking for God rolls or your version of a god roll, the menagerie was only successful because of the looting the chest 5/6 times a run, it's such a repetitive game mode that gets boring real fast, even more so with the heroic version as that's the same encounters in the same order over an over again. Me personally I think I've ran normal 70-80 times an heroic about 25+ times an I still don't have God rolls for all the weapons i wanted that's 500 plus rolls, without the chest I will clear heroic once a week for my free 7 infusion cores but other than that the game mode won't be touched.