So the hardest part of Steel Path is now the agonizing four, five or even six minute wait between completing the objective and waiting for the Acolyte to spawn. Awesome.
Sarcasm aside it's great that this opens up SP to more than 5 or 6 frames, but the punishment to long runs is a little extreme. I don't know how to improve it besides adding back the drops to Eximii just at a reduced droprate, but from initial playthroughs it feels.. bad. As in "I'd rather ignore Steel Path" bad.
The accessibility is great, but I think you leaned a bit too hard into nerfing long runs.