I can't say you're wrong, it is just an emblem and to be fair I moved back to Gears 3 for MP yesterday so I won't use it anyway, it just feels(and feelings are redundant, I know) cool to have something that shows off .. meh, once I typed shows off I feel like it's like boasting but it's really not about that, it's just cool to have something that shows off my participation in the gears franchise over the years.
It's a little like the Steam profile age being shown, so people can see I joined 14 years ago.
It's also a way to say "no, I did not start the game yesterday, thank you", right now I am stuck with the Gears 4 emblem and that just SCREAMS new player.:P
You're right, though, it is just an emblem, but I should've had it since I fulfilled those requirements but I'll put it aside now.
Thanks for answering.