Yes, literally. What DE have done for past four years are;
- Making the Plains of Eidolon
-- Full of exclusive resource, that is although acceptable, but too heavily rely on fishing and mining and force us to do that or bust. It was the prelude for the disaster, I think. Yes, you will not want to see us to put the trucks of alloy plates and salvages gathered for years already to complete everything at once on a day 1 and I understand it - actually no one will expects this for it is too cheap. But wasn't it too much?
-- Gara requires too much on mining and also some on fishing. Fishing costs you about a hour at most so it wasn't a great deal consider more difficult ones, but mining was a diaster - and although the better mining of nowdays(strictly speaking, after the release of Orb Vallies) makes it quite doable, but still it requires you to spend considerable time for mining.
-- Same with Zaws - we must fishing and mining in order to gain them? Yes it can be a hobby but is it a must?
-- You need the amps only for the hunt for the eidolons, and you have to fight against them in order to upgrade your amp. What the hell is going on here? Well, at least they give us Mote Amp by default, and that's a not a bad news at least.
- Making the Orb Vallies
-- Still requires you to farming and mining to make the items.
-- Vox Solaris faction is exclusive for max ranked Solaris United.
--Yareli, who is recently introduced Warframe, requires K-Drive to complete the quest for her.
-- Generally annoying mechanism. At least before had some upgrades your best option is simply put your railjack far, far behind of the line and ride your archwing and infiltrate through the enemy crewships.
-- On introduce it, DE removes hitscans on Archwing guns and makes it even harder to use. Remember that Archwing missions are already very annoying missions and they simply make it even worse.
- Cambion Drift
--The pinnacle of annoyance, even makes plains of eidolon and orb vallies shame. At least those two doesn't requires much for fishing/mining/capture to increase the rank, and you may pay for some plats if you don't like to play those much. But, it is a must on necralisk. It was, litearlly disgusting, to capture five common avichaea for the tags, and I swear that I will not touch the standing of Entatri after I get Helminth Upgrade while I did the hunt for the birds.
-- You know it needs very long time, only for the hunt for the lich, right?
-- And you needs a railjack showdown fight.
Yes you are right - they made the game harder and even harder. The only one section or each annoyance may not that bad and can be tolerated. But I have seen the whole combination for four years.