Bungie purposefully throttled XP gains after reaching Max Level to bottle neck us into spending money at Eververse. This slow progression system is very reminiscent of that situation with Bungie with D2. This is unacceptable. 343 literally broke every promise with this BP progression system from their ViDoc. Player First my -Yoink!-.
You are right. This is exactly what this is. I wouldn’t care if it was any other game but this is Halo they are tarnishing with this crap. Not a good way to welcome new people into the franchise.