At this point I think we just gotta accept that the team wants to move forward with this.
Sirrian said in the OP that it's coming soon, so no more time to make changes I assume. After all the changes they have made, and time spent, I can understand why they want to get it out.
And Sirrian said he tried but couldn't make rewards work. Just gotta go with the flow.
(Not to be read with anything other than a calm tone)
But i'm bummed about it as well.