I'm going to tell you what I think the problem is, that people who watch and read Dragonball have unrealistic expectations.
Ok so like, think back to Cell, when he said he could destroy the Solar System. Thats a watershed moment. Thats the man running the show (Toriyama) saying that nobody before Cell was powerful enough to destroy the solar system. We have watershed moments like that through the series, this is just one of them. They're important.
Just as a frame of reference, when Goku fought Buu as Super Saiyan 3, he was probably somewhere around 8x stronger than Perfect Cell.
So the Milkyway is a galaxy that contains something like 200 billion stars. Thats 200,000,000,000 stars. Now many of them are much bigger than our Sun, which accounts for 99.8% of whats in our solar system, but we'll pretend they're all the same. Afterall there are some smaller ones too.
Now, there are an estimated two trillion galaxies in the known universe. Thats 2,000,000,000,000 galaxies. Thats 400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars. That means in order for a character to be capable of destroying the Universe, they've got to be 400 QUINTILLION times more powerful than Cell. And thats ignoring the Dark Matter and all the infinite space in between everything.
How many fans, when they're jumping up and down, claiming a character is now Universal, are even considering just how unimaginably enormous a thing the Universe actually is when they say that crap?
When Zeno destroyed the future timeline, he didn't send out a giant Ki blast that will eventually destroy everything. No, he used a god ability to do it all at once. So if you're going to say that a character is universal, they can either do that, like Zeno, or they can survive it, or they can do neither but have the same power as someone who can.
And so now, you have a character like Jiren, who is INSANELY powerful. He is SO powerful that he is as strong as a God of Destruction, but without the boost of being one, and so fast everyone for a time thought he had Ultra Instinct, until Goku momentarily unlocked it, and even then, Jiren did well against it.
Jiren is a mortal with the power of a god, attained not through transformations or states of being but from sheer hard work.