Plus, the animation looks so silly. Why would you even consider this? Everything with the red line is completely open.
And yet on the servers, and most prominently in the Linebattles, is the overhead stab the favourite. I see people running around with overheads braced all time because it's got better reach and has a more confusing animation, whereas IRL it's probably one of the most vulnerable situations you could put yourself in.
Thanks for posting the stats of the range, as some people have been claiming the opposite of what they prove.
Also, that vid gives implications for the rest of bayonet melee. As one can see, the melee fighting mostly entails parrying, agile movement and occasionally kicking the opponenet. We get nothing of the sort in the current melee, only feinting and spamming, with a slow turning mechanic that makes it extremely hard to stab someone whilst they are face-hugging you. I have no idea how people defending the NW melee think they have any case to say it should remain like this.