While the current Aurora challenge, also known as the recycling challenge, is disliked by many players, there's an added disincentive for Enlightened players -- I've seen at least 10 players in various chats who said that they stopped shortly after getting the bronze badge because they didn't want to risk getting stuck with a blue achievement badge on their profile.
Can someone from Niantic explain why there is so much blue on the profiles of Enlightened players?
It's frustrating to have to explain to curious family members that yes, I'm still on the Green team even though all my stats are shown in blue. "So the game is designed to encourage more Blue players?" -- direct quote from my sibling.
When recharging portals in prime I often an unable to beat the player. It often goes from fully recharged to blank portal with a Long pause between when I see a fully recharged portal. This is extreamly anoying considering that I mostly play by walking ord biking and many of my oponents drive. So when I try to defend what I havet built Up, they can tear down 10 hours work in less than One 😡