To those complaining/concerned about this, please realize they're trying to push out like six to eight years of content in about six months.
Literally everything that we get is only going to be worthwhile for a fraction of the amount of time it was originally intended to be. Take a month break from the game right now and when you come back there'll be something newer and better to replace everything you just put effort into getting. That's how PSO2 NA is going to work until they catch up to JP. This isn't a secret or something unexpected.
If you aren't ready to accept such speedy progression making your effort and expenditures feel 'wasted', then I suggest you don't put in quite so much of either for now.