Oh trust me, I completely agree it's a grind game. My point is merely that in addition to the grind-factor, there is also some thinking and skill that is required - which was lacking from D2 to a greater degree.
I'd be doing the same thing snowklinger, but it's been fucking raining for two weeks and we still have 6-12 feet of snow above 5000ft elevation . It was partly sunny yesterday so I hopped on my road bike, 15 minutes into the ride it starts downpouring. Life in N. Idaho