I wouldn't necessarily call it fucked. It all depends on your expectations and ambitions. I recently went totally casual, yoloeing all my orbs to zero when I get them. Sometimes I left a pity rate behind but most of the time I got some great results. My expectations hit an all-time low.
The problem is, after a certain stage, you don't feel properly rewarded for what your doing. When I clear the latest abyssal map, I feel rewarded, couldnt care less about the equipment, but I feel accomplished, intrinsically I believe, because I know this was some more or less hard content which some day 1 players struggle to clear on infernal.
Other than that there is nothing motivating left for me to do. I do 3x aa in a row on easy once per week for basic rewards. How many feathers and coins do I need anyway? 5orbs or 4 orbs per week from arena doesn't make a difference, especially if it all depends on a +10 bonus unit - guess thats where the feathers come in, lol. Yeah, why would I grind 1k level of tt? 10k feathers vs. 3k feathers? 220k points vs. 50k points? Thanks but no thanks. Same goes for pretty much anything else.
Imo a game should make a player feel more invested - like for example how to make best use of stamina. Yeah, potions piling up...