This feels like an inherently bad design to me. With items that are only possible to be obtained once, but are possible to get anoints, they either shouldn’t be able to get anoints, or they should be obtainable as world drops or other sources after obtaining them the first time.
As it is right now, people are either read-only farming them or getting a really bad roll on the item, only to never really use it. This is backwards when it comes to the whole essence of Borderlands, which is farming for the perfect items. If you’re not able to farm for these items and you’re getting a really bad one and without an anoint on it, what’s the point?
Maybe anoints are the whole problem here. They certainly make legendary items feel even less legendary as pretty much every item you get now has to have an anoint on it or it’s straight up getting left on the ground.
I certainly don’t see how this makes sense in the slightest. It only limits things that should be available as a standard.