Leveling a new character is (for a lot of peoeple - not everyone of course) a chore. The “endgame” is when most ARPGs start to get fun. But having to go through the regular timelines for every single character to reach empowered echos is a pain.
After playing for a few hundret hours you don’t even get much from it - Glyphs, Runes and basic items / uniques for every build are already stashed in abundance. It’s just a time consuming task that gates the “fun” part of the game.
Having to grind to empowered timelines has made me quit playing a buinch of build cause I can’t be bothered It sucks all the joy out of a new character I want to run.