Well I think you see it but don’t want it to be that way. People who don’t have atlas have the option to get atlas, they just decide not to because they don’t like atlas, don’t want to merge their team, don’t know it even exists, etc. Atlas isn’t going away, so people can choose to play it or not.
Gear is stupid in the first place. PG made it as a very obvious cash grab and now you can’t even have a dragon or a base without gear because they’ll be useless. But why do I have to pay rubies for them over diamonds? No reason at all, besides the obvious cash factor.