Same, I like the minion event too. I think it was more aimed towards the some of us who have tried combining and continued to fail. I know I held on to my minions after failing so I could retry in Jan. Do I wish they had an ulti event/ Ulti as a reward in an event? yeah it would be nice. But the minion event is a very well planned event + its semi-RNG with the minion you do get. Pick 2-3 minions you would be pretty happy with and you have a very good chance of getting them imo.