Ingress is currently boring
I don't know how much the Ingress developers play their own game, but it's really boring that they aren't even able to do at least every 2 weeks mini events with experience bonuses, mods, more AP when creating links or fields, or in the placement of resos. There are many things that can make the month more fun but we just stick to waiting for an event for months. To this day it's the only "popular" game I've seen that pays so little attention to its events. Let's be honest, there is no reason to play Ingress today with how repetitive, monotonous, and boring it is to see just 2 events in 6 months.
And anomalies don't count because not everyone has access to them.