I'm not sure if you were aware, but as part of the Bungie Day celebration (7/7/18) you can earn 3x valor points in all the valor appropriate crucible matches. i.e. Quickplay and Mayhem. This is going on from Friday until weekly reset (tomorrow).
I have taken full advantage of it.
I actually just completed my first valor reset Thursday and I had a total of 2,082 valor points with one reset. As of this morning I am now at 8,533 with 4 resets. I went hog wild in Mayhem Clash all weekend.
It's been a long time since I've actually enjoyed myself in the Crucible. I didn't care about PvE, grinding for anything. I just played Mayhem.
Each day I played until I completed the daily challenges and then switched characters to work on the daily for that character and did this all weekend. I had fun.
I played Golden gun, Nightstalker, Striker, Sentinel, Sunbreaker, Stormcaller and Voidwalker. I played some of these for the first time in the Crucible. I was able to have fun with them. The first time I took the Sentinel in I spent the first super figuring out what did what and then I was a Frisbee throwing machine. It was on Burnout and I kept throwing my shield and it kept bouncing and hitting opponents. I really fell in love with the Nighstalker. I was popping so many I had a high of 23 supers in one game.
I had some really good games and some really cr@ppy games. I think I may have lost more than I won. But I don't care. I had a fun weekend.