As I see it, there are three main problems with the upcoming cross region war rewards:
The main rewards (a 5* non-ascendable toon) are worthless in the current state of the game. With 6* toons being so much more powerful than their 5* brethren, giving a 5* is like if they gave a 4* toon as a reward before ascendance. It has no use in the current game. You might as well give out incense instead.
The rewards are no better than the regular war rewards of late. CRW is supposed to be the pinnacle event in this game and the rewards are supposed to reflect that. The deva have explicitly stated as much. Even if you won’t give out an ascendable at this point, at least give out more rewards.
The rewards are getting objectively worse. 2 cross region wars ago, top 3 got Siddiq (an ascendable 5*!!! Plus 10k+ 5* tokens). Then next CRW too 3 got 10k+ 5* tokens. Now we get a non ascendable 5*. To us, this is the same as getting a Benedict.
Why would my faction spend time and money for 1 Benedict? There’s no point.