I love the new system. With the old system I ran almost 1000 Elite STF's (about 800 were ground) and did not even complete a single ground mk xii set. I did see quite a few people around me getting the drops, some on their first runs. With the new system I ran about 50-75 ESTF's and after reaching T5 bought the Omega, Maco and Adapted Maco mkxii ground sets. Anyone who thinks this this new reputation system is more of a grind than the "lucky" drop system is either crazy or was one of those lucky people.
I like having goals to accomplish and with the reputation system you actually have attainable goals. The previous system was entirely random.