Hard agree with the comments that exemplify what’s different between the rank you earned and the rank you grind to monthly. I never thought it was fair I had to spend most of the month in the old system making it back to rank 5. (Somewhat casual player.) Now that the star bonuses exist, I feel motivated to push to legend instead of stop at D5/Rank 5. Within a week I’m back to D5 and from there I can play however I want to for the rest of the month. The system rewards you for the spot you earned, if you are making it to legend easily it’s because you do deserve to be there. The system finally is built to recognize your progress as a player. Imagine playing League of Legends and everybody goes back to Wood/Bronze every season. Would you honestly grind all the way back to your previous season rank?