Is that literally what the devs want? And some players might potentially never come back after playing something else for that perioid. Theres literally nothing to do and no reason to play unraked since theres no rewards and its just getting farmed by 5 man premades or fighting bronze players since theres no matchmaking. Contrary to overwatch the season restarts like 2 hours after it ends, why in gw2 you have to wait almost 1 month?
I just dont get the reasoning behind it from a business standpoint why would you want your customers to leave your product and potentially never come back because of such a long wait, it makes no sense. Why not just restart the season immediately after the previous one has ended?