Icarus was warned not to fly too close to the sun, yet it was too tempting. He paid a heavy price.
But as comfort: you’re just the first person who pushed as far as possible without thinking about whether going that far was helping or hurting you. Lots of other people are starting to realize this is a really bad idea. Especially after the faction event next week, there are going to be a LOT of people who never ask for advice that will register on the forums to complain.
So I do think this is going to change, but you have to wait for the slower people to realize this was a bad decision first. It’s not going to change “fast”. And the devs might argue “you learned your lesson, now do better with your new factions” is the solution.
In theory, once you level up your hoard to the 100s, you’ll have enough stat bonuses to kick level 150’s butt. So now you have a goal to work towards! This isn’t a real smile on my face! I painted it on! I’m being very sarcastic here and wish there was a reason to raise my Delve level.