The last few builds have removed any sense of progression from the game. Rines no longer have to work towards structures and unlocks, and aliens are a ###### joke. It's like I'm playing Combat for NS1 where hives and strategy didn't matter and it was just a mindless ADHD shooter with some upgrades here and there. Why would you unchain life forms from hives other then to pander to crying baby alien players who want everything given to them? Who do marines need to be able to research everything in 5 minutes? What happened to consequences and having to work to keep ahead in the technological arms race?
Please, if you want to pander to casuals who want 5 minute games with no strategy (I blame the game blowing up on reddit for this new community) then please make a new gamemode called "Super Easy Combat Shooty Shooty Fun Time Mode" and leave the actual game to other people.