You are one of several hardcore Destiny fans I’ve seen that has this exact complaint. I’ve seen others wax poetic about how great the game is, then add huge footnotes about how they think the Nightfalls are un-fun and sucky.
The only time I really enjoyed a time limit in a game was in the first three Dead Rising games. The time limit gave the whole game a sense of tension, and was long enough to still give you the flexibility to do everything in one run. I know the time limit there was divisive for some players, and that’s why they removed it from the fourth game…but I loved it. It didn’t irritate me, it just kept me moving and kept me motivated.
But yes, pretty much every other time limit is stupid unless it’s inside the context of a time trial in a racing game or something.
Also, you now proudly join my incredibly tiny list entitled “People I know in real life who are aware of what Myth was.” I didn’t play much of the first game but I enjoyed the second one.