I’m quite late to the discussion, but I personally would prefer the system you laid out in any game (which is why i enjoy battlefield, because of said system).
“Here is your progression path, all you have to do is continue playing this game and using x or y, and you will eventually reach the end”.
I’m not going to get battlefront, mostly cuz they tanked the first one and i have no faith in this one.
I applaud that gamers have taken up arms vs MT that imbalances the game (which their system is largely in place and functioning to prevent that, but some smart cookies have figured out the logical way around it in order to lord their $$$ over players who don’t use MT)
Basically that even if you utilize MT and their system sorts you, the system in charge of balanced sorting has priority. All you have to do to intentionally ruin the game for others is suck until you’re placed with people who aren’t in the MT system. Like the guy on League of Legends who is undefeated on Master Yi because he keeps his account in the lowest ranked section by intentionally throwing any game he’s not Master Yi, preventing himself from climbing out where he should be ranked.
All in all, i think that a more structured progression system with lower impact MT would be better, but if we got rid of MT completely i wouldn’t shed a tear.