I don't know how else to say it. Please remove the recommendation mechanic. It is a massively unnecessary hurdle that forces an even bigger unfair gap between new players and people who got the items easier before you implemented this.
They are "commendations" and yes, they suck.
But newer players have it easier, because if they're just starting out, they'll receive one every time they rank up with vanguard or crucible.
It's harder to rank the higher up you are. Meaning like going from vanguard rank 4 to rank 5