A single misplaced step
I think Game Freak should make it easier to make competitively viable teams, or to make your team competitively viable. I feel like they're working towards this, with stuff like the bottle caps and nature vitamins in Sword/Shield, but the whole EV/IV system being completely dictated by chance just makes it not worth the effort for me. I should mention that I've never tried to breed a competitive team due to feeling discouraged by this, so I could be incorrect in saying that Game Freak's making it easier.Sure, but having bad rewards, imo, isn't going to help with driving people to said competition. We went from reward Pokemon at times to 50 battle points per battle. It's not worth the work and the effort for some people, given how long it can take to breed a good team.