For me it’s mostly relevancy. I’m in for more prf on older units, i’ve been saying this already, but i wish everybody could be satisfied with their faves being good/useful units.
I mean, it’s not the first time we get seasonal prf skills. Scion Julia and Larcei, Winter Altina, the Marths with Fire Emblem, Lucina and Chrom with their movement shenanigans etc. It became a problem now because of 3H representation.
A little of devil’s advocator here, but i don’t think a unit sticking to it’s gimmick is a bad thing. Prf skills are one of the things that gives the character some “personality”/identity. If we talk about a Armor Sword dual phase brave weapon that can act on both phases, probably everyone’s first guess is Arden, but as soon as we put Double Galeforce/Raging Storm, it’s clear as day it’s about S!Edel. What aboud a Flying Slaying Brave dagger with tons of Atk and Spd? Ninja Lyn. Get Fallen Star, it’s clearly Summer Claude.
And i don’t agree with the takes like “this summer units powercreept all their og forms”, only Edelgard but that’s mostly cuz L!Edel is kinda outdated. Dimitri upgrades the Brave weapon build some L!Dimitri uses, but it’s not even close as good melee tanking as the legendary alt with his blue color (hi L!Nanna), Dodge and potentially Vital Astra, Claude gets more PP power losing a lot of survivability from the legendary’s NFU and Micaiah loses her mixed phase power for a full pp kit. In most cases they’re sidegrades to the Legendary ones. The one i agree is problematic is Micaiah, but because she has too many gimmicks going of for her and she keeps stacking more.
I’d rather a unit be recognizable by their kits over slapping the character png over a random weapon/gimmick/stat spread like most of Camilla’s alt which are usper forgettable.