Why put a new set into the game, then change the medal system in a way that makes it unattainable for like 95% of the playerbase?
I had no opinion on this yet but then i read this sentence and I like it the way it is. 55lvl ELITE means only elite (most hardcore) playerbase should have it. 5% is fine.
And months of grind is good too.
On the other hand if gameforge plans to release new update 3.0 or whatever it will be as fast as they implemented 2.0 then it makes no sense to grind it, true. It all depends how much they want to push new content.