Noob rouge no hate thanks
This comes from a biased opinion as I haven't tested Anticipation like the others in that tier.
Technically your right. If you wanted you could modify your fighting style to be burst sequences instead of constant pressure. Instead of using your combo points as needed in a fight, you could pull 10 then burst and keep repeating.
I've never tested trying a style like that. For me fights are so crazy and dynamic that I never find myself being able to just sit on combo points. The points are always needed to function as a class and be effective. This means that even if Anticipation was just "given" to me for free, I personally would never get up to pulling 10. I would always use the points at 1,2,3,4 or 5. Knowing that I get MfD which has a ridiculous amount of uses as you know.
I would not call is equal or even of the same utility as MfD. They are both different in function and uses, but Anticipation requires a play-style alteration. It would be cool to test