@Crowl I don’t think I’d entirely agree with your assessment there.
There are tons of blues and purples in the game that are worth using. @johnrr6 just did a post in the Moze forums with a build using only blues and purples. Bangsticks, Stagecoaches, Lumps, Q-Systems are just a few weapons that are still pretty darned good (or in some cases, excellent) at level 60, M10.
I’d still like to be able to toggle the machine to have a chance at getting those. Although to be fair, since they have scaled the GunGun, now you probably can use that to get whatever blues or purples that you want, so maybe you could be onto something there? The Earl machine could be set up to only spawn mission rewards, mailed items, and uniques, and if you want blues/purples, you use GunGun. The counterpoint to that is that if it is your first playthrough, you wouldn’t have the GunGun initially, and that is about the only place you can reliably get anointed weapons early in a playthrough.
So I guess I am maybe a little mixed on your comment.