@Zeke Removing means and methods to gain SG not only further takes away incentive from playing PSO2, it directly flies in the way of their "play in both worlds" marketing of NGS.
Don't get me wrong, focus will naturally shift forward. But for any newcomers, that'd be a disservice. That'd be telling them, "here, you can totally play and enjoy the 'old' game, but you can't have any of the Nice Things unless you play the new one." This would create a sense of an "inferior" product and only lead people away from playing PSO2, in a sense of "why bother?", and that's not what they've been aiming for.