I'm in the same boat as Archetype Luna, except I have a lot of playtime (about 4000 hours) on the JP server, though I did quit playing at the end of Ep4. Going back seem like such a pain. I've missed out on so much content, so many events and exclusives and whatever that will probably never come back. But if stuff like this SG scratch is what we've got to look forward to, should I just suck it up and bail right now and crawl back to JP? Is it even worth continuing to invest in NA? Surely this isn't sustainable, and it's not like Sega has a great track record of backing up western releases. What if it ends up like SEA, and all our work just gets invalidated anyway?
Heck, I even already own the Ep4 Matoi outfit I badly want on the JP server. Grinding out the SG for it was pure pain. I can't fathom doing it again on NA, except now I'm twice less likely to get it because of the diluted pool, and it's only running for one third of the time.