What is the point in playing endgame PvP if it isnt providing the best rewards?
Every single other MMO rewards players who participate in PvP with the best rewards available. Being a top PvPer always rewards the best PVP gear and the best looking vanity items/mounts.
The argument of 4x25 being usable is stupid, because yes its usable but any self respecting PvP player is going to make sure they have the BEST gear/pokemon. It isnt debatable that a person using a team full of 4x25s is at a disadvantage from the off against anyone using a perfect team.
I can breed a pokemon better than the prizes given out in less than an hour, and the shinies are predominantly among the most common. When will this change? And if never please provide a good reason why? The rarity/economy argument can hardly be made given how flooded the market is and gift shinies being a thing