I do feel that destiny plays great, and is a better pure shooter than borderlands. I guess I'm not sure what people were grinding for in beta? first, they said you will not be keeping your progress so I never put much thought into what I kept. I switched weapons alot but there are only a few different kinds and personally thought shotguns and handcannons were bad. I liked the fusion rifle. Also the whole idea of limited heavy ammo seems a bit much, through a whole strike mission I'm only given/found 150 rounds for my machine gun. I've played rounds of multiplayer and never gotten a single heavy ammo or I'm shot as I get it than its gone.
My biggest concern now about destiny is that there seems to be more of a focus on multiplayer than story. If leveling remains the way it is now, level 20 will not take long to get to. They need or want everyone to get there though so mutliplayer is more balanced I would think. I enjoy some multiplayer from time to time, buts not why I buy a game. I'm also unsure why they didn't show more modes in beta. They announced the iron banner and I went to see, and its same old control on a different map. Does anyone know if they have announced all the different games modes?