I’m training without gems for now, it looks like some of the DLC gems are going to clearly blow the regular gems out of the water but anyway, I figure i’ll end up better off if they do allow gems in the future, whereas i’d be disadvantaged if I used gems now and they ban them later.
Personally I like the gems, but only the assist gems cause they set up for some cheap and lame stuff. I feel like damage modifiers and defense booster gems are a gimmick ( For anyone whos played WoW - sorry to draw this comparison its the only one I can think of -, when they rebalanced and tweaked classes by either giving them more survivability, or just straight up more damage, everything was just a mess. I much prefer when things actually make an impact and can change the gameplay, rather than giving some bandaid touch ups ). I know that sounds contradictory, since assist gems are probably the definition of gimmick so I suppose its not the right word but yea, thats how I feel.
If the gems aren’t going to make an actual impact on the game, I don’t think they’re worth the hassle.