One idea I’ve been toying with is actually to separate the current pool of legendaries and make some into seraph/pearlescent weapons. We have certain weapons that people generally agree are Mayhem 10-ready, the Recursion, Anarchy, Monarch, we all know the list, and these could become the new seraph/pearlescent weapons while the rest remain as legendaries.
The understanding would then be that any standard legendary is good for Mayhem 1 to 6 and beyond that you start needing the higher class of gear. They could boost the range of seraph/pearlescents by buffing current weapons and adding new ones through, DLC, Takedowns and seasonal content.
To me, it would be a bit of a shift in mindset, making things feel more positive and providing a good way for Gearbox to balance the game going forwards. What do you think?