Well we can approach this in a couple of ways, the realistic answer is this is a pve game with pvp elements but let's try keep triggering to a minimum. If you want pvp gear you should be able to earn it through pvp, if you want to earn the best pvp gear you earn it from trials, simple enough. If you want pve gear, you play pve, you want the best pve gear you do a raid. If the exotic has pvp steps in it but it's a strong pvp weapon there's no problem. When a pve exotic is locked behind pvp it's frustrating for most but the easy answer is do it or don't. if you want it work for it, personally idgaf if it's got pvp steps, if I want it I'll go work for it because i know it's strong and it'll be fun and I am a 99.99% pve player. Long story short you want the best pvp stuff do trials, you want the best pve stuff do raids. difficulty should be rewarded.