I have decided, as of this writing, not to come back to Destiny. Period. This is tied up with a few things, which I won't go into here, but my biggest hang-up is the lore. Here is my central assertion re: Destiny lore. The lore books do not matter, except in edge cases. You will never meet characters like Shin Malphur, even when it makes sense for you to do so. What is the point of these reams upon reams of text if they have little to no bearing on in-game events? You don't get to meet these interesting, cool characters in the way the medium is designed for. Instead, you get lore books where they just talk at you. Wouldn't it be great and flavorful to have a close encounter with, say, Aunor Mahal? Something where she tells you, in person, to stop meddling with things you don't understand? Well, that's not what you get in game. This is the problem with Destiny. The vast majority of the lore might as well not exist outside these lore books, except for a few basic concepts.