1) TF2 has been going downhill for many years. perhaps even pre-WAR this game was better than it is nowadays.
(had i started playing TF2 today in stead of when i did many years ago, i might not have even reached 10 hours of gameplay: the terrible MM system, the many many bullshit unlocks, the absurd amount of retarded cosmetics...)
and if you're thinking, "but pre-WAR doesn't have my favorite 6s unlock!", well yeah, but it also doesn't have all the bullshit unlocks that are totally banned in whatever league you play. 99% of us started in pubs after all, where everything goes.
2) less than a handful of unlocks actually added something to the game. i mean, picture all the unlocks (if you even know them all): how many of them would you really miss? two? three?
almost all unlocks are either redundant or just had a terribly poor design to begin with.
3) i love the crossbow, and never even use anything else, but i honestly feel that it never should've been added to the game.