Never let a crisis go to waste. This is exactly what they do, but in order to accomplish that, they have to strip out the edge case gameplay. They are trying to merge incompatible tastes into one product, and so they include just enough to be (barely) tolerable to each market segment. This means they never make the top notch product for either group, because you cannot hit multiple targets in the center of each with one shot; better aim for one, is worse aim for the others. It produces mediocre gameplay; just a bit above the level for being crap.