Of course, if you have that much self control you could choose the even simpler method of only grabbing greens and blues.
Missing or avoiding the point.
First playthrough of the game, we only picked it up the other week as we’d waited for it to be available on steam.
Of course after you’ve already played through the game one or more times the storyline becomes a grind that you want to get to the end of, for that this event is welcome.
Funnily enough though some people actually buy the game to play through the storyline and experience it at not triple speed being insanely overpowered. Takes the fun out of the game entirely. As I said above, standard loot table (and vendors) are trashed because of this event so the “don’t pick it up” is a pretty crappy workaround.
Providing the option to disable it doesn’t hurt anyone else. You all keep farming your loot that’s fine.
Not trying to be “the complaining” person at all - in the grand picture I think it’s a great idea for almost everyone else, just trying providing feedback on a demographic of players they may not have considered when making it a game-wide mandatory event with no option to opt-out.