To be fair, most of the grind for me was doing the quests that I didn't do when the first 2 expansions came out. If I'd done them already then I'd have had enough time to do all 3 characters.
The new system in place with Forsaken means there's a gentle curve to get to the first soft cap and then you open another area where you start getting gear that will push you over it. There's so many triumphs in this from the start so you always have something to aim for.
Also there's so many more opportunities to get Powerful engrams, not just the weekly list to check off like it was before. There's daily stuff to do for all activities so if you want to hop on for an hour you could probably get 4 of them just by doing those each day. There's also a chance to get new Prime engrams from dropping any of the many, many High value targets available on all the planets which are usually 5 light level above yours. So far I've found it's a fair system.
Also I was worried about resources being used to infuse but they're bountiful now and you can even buy them with glimmer. Also if you have a weapon you want to upgrade and you get the same one at a higher light level but the perks are worse you can infuse it and it'll only cost you glimmer.
EDIT: There's 3 daily bounties on all planets too, which usually don't take long to get so you get 30 of that planets resource by doing those. If you combine that with patrols then you'll never be short.
I'm totally sold on it and it's going to save me a fortune as I was going to buy Spiderman on Friday but didn't because I know I'll be playing this for months. We also have a couple new clan members who are well into it so getting a raiding party together is going to be a piece of piss!!!
Basically it does for Destiny 2 what The Taken King did for Destiny.