I cannot speak for others, as I am just now going through UHVM, but here is what I found
On the xbox360, without any DLC, I still overlevelled NVHM, then with side quests, I capped to 50 way before the end of TVHM. I did the Scarlett DLC when it came out, and even started the Torgue DLC, but without gaining XP, just loot, it was “okay”.
I bought The Handsome Collection when it came out on the Xbox1, and recently started again and I have to say UHVM makes you feel like the game Borderlands was supposed to be, Pandora is a hellish world, and you have to be a badass to survive, and it can be quite a challenge.
So starting that has made me wonder what it will be like once I hit cap, so that has me thinking about the OP levels, something I thought I would never bother with 2 months ago, and now I am looking forward to it.
As for the loot, well when you consider Bordlands Gazillion guns promise, with ever more ridiculous abilities being added, the Legendaries etc just take the premise to the nth degree with stupid abilities, of course I want to have some of that action.
And of course, if you want to take on harder stuff, your build and equipment has to step it up a notch to, if you don’t want to respawn every 5 minutes, so in essence, it becomes a whole other game.
Of course, if you don’t want to do that, if that’s not what you enjoy, then you aren’t playing the game wrong, you are playing it how you like, and that’s the most important thing.
One thing I will say, I have tried to watch twitch broadcasts of people doing speed runs, or OP runs, and they have always been cheating in some way, I cannot for the life of me find a competent player on twitch who isn’t playing with a glitch of some sort.
The only thing I would like to see is, either cap TVHM at 50, so you don’t over level before UHVM (cap as in, don’t let you level to 51) or let the gear increase beyond 50 in TVHM. Otherwise, you have to be very careful on what level you end NVHM and start TVHM so you don’t accidentally get to high.
There is no real information on this except these forums, so I had no idea and it could potentially have really put me off UHVM if I had levelled Axton how I intended, my gear would have sucked if I started UHVM near to level 60 with level 50 gear.