Thanks for the complement, but I don't see myself as a "trooper", rather an "Achievement Hunter". I like to grind and be rewarded for doing things.
Completing commendationsYou sir are a trooper, that is a first that I have heard of anyone enjoying them. Personally I am not a fan.
I'm on the same boat, but haven't really grinded on specific medals. In fact, my multiplayer efforts come in spurts due to work related schedules which actually affects my internet reliability.
But yeah, playing towards a specific achievement, daily challenge, or medal makes me approach the game differently. In fact, its one if my top reasons for enjoying the Halo franchise, between the campaign, multiplayer, firefight aspects of 9 games, the variety of gameplay is endless. And I didn't even include customs.
Now you have me thinking medals...