If the disappointing loot drops drove you away from the weekly strikes, you may want to reconsider after the changes Bungie made.
The rewards have been bumped, with weapon and armor drops now possessing some increased stats, 10 additional attack and defense points respectively. The chances for a legendary drop have also increased, going from 50% to 60%. You'll also get more strange coins and three of coins, and there’s a chance of getting a legendary Ghost shell.
You won’t see legendary engrams from a boss anymore, though as they’ll still drop their unique rewards. Also, those antiquated runes are gone from the loot table.
Outside of loot changes, Nightstalker Hunters were nerfed, having their extra shots temporarily removed to prevent unlimited Shadowshots.
For experienced raiders, Hard Mode for King’s Fall goes live at 10 a.m. Pacific on October 23. Recommended light will be 310, reward drops will go up to 320. When you beat Oryx in Hard Mode, you’ll be assured a raid set drop. You also won't need moldering shards. They still might appear but only if you haven't finished normal mode for the week.
Finally, crucible bounty awards have been increased by 10 attack. You’ll get more strange coins, and now there is a chance of a legendary Ghost shell.