I have been playing FUT every year for the past 5 or 6 years. I don't play in the WL (other than for a few weeks a couple of years ago). I used to really love playing rivals, even though i have always been distinctly average (Div 3-4 in previous fifas). This year since there is no relegation i ended up finding myself climbing and climbing the divisions way to fast, even with the fact i would go on long losing streaks but eventually wold win enough games in a row to find myself reaching the elite division just 2 seasons ago.
Suffice to say, i didn't enjoy there, thankfully, it was at the end of that season so i was back down into div 2 last season.
During last season i only ended up playing just over 20 games and was just not enjoying it whatsoever and instead found myself just playing in all the friendly objectives games and oddly enjoying this way more!
I am now in div4 in rivals and yet to even play 1 game in it so far and doubt i will play it at all again unless i have to complete an objective in it.
The game just seems to have turned into a card collecting game for me now as i don't really get to use all the new objective players i have collected other than in other objective based friendlies.
I am just not enjoying the "must win at all cost" aspect that the WL and rivals has compared to the friendlies/objective modes where, although you have a time limit to complete objectives, you can win/lose as many games as it takes until you complete what you need to get the final reward but in WL and rivals you have to win as many games as you can in a certain amount of games/time to reach a level/reward you feel you want and then you will usually end up getting some poor rewards for all your hard work.
It just doesn't seem worth the hassle anymore.