Really, with the changes to Scrapper, I decided it was finally time to get Fir-r-Upper. Going along in the collection, finally get all the bits for the Plated Hammer, and then BAM, oh, wait, NOW I GET TO GRIND OUT almost 2x of the map currencies, AGAIN, and, and for the bonus round, rely on RNG for the last part OR a 2 hour meta map.
ANet, really, it's time to revisit these. PoF Ascended Weapon collections from Elite specs are about 3x easier. Yeah, the collections themselves would be hard to revise, but upping the drop rate from Noxious Pods and lowering the map currency costs at the vendors are easy to do.
Do not fear simplification of the game, there is elegance in simplicity that allows more time for playing and less time building.