I'd say it was half DE dipping their toe, and half Discord trying (and failing) at their own game platform. But yeah, disappointing. I still run Warframe through Discord though, just because I dislike running Steam if I don't have to. But hey, at least it's not on the Epic Store...
Isn't the current point of endgame to simply go in an endless match until you simply can't any longer? For the challenge! Because it's not like any end-game player needs to be farming something on one match for 6+ hours at a time. So what's the problem with nerfing melee a bit to bring that "challenge zone" within maybe just 5 hours on endless, instead of 6? You really expect the rest of us to give a damn that you hate getting what you want faster?