Destiny 2 is more respectful of your time. The first game required a ton more grinding and you had to play all the activities (Nightfalls, Crucible, Raid) if you wanted a chance at hitting the light level cap. It’s much easier to get to a point in Destiny 2 where you really have nothing to do that will advance your character. So, as Rewfus said, you’re not alone.
What they released yesterday makes it sound like they’re looking to add some more layers to the game so the people that want to keep playing will having something to do.