Footwork still exists. Everything you've listed here are things that can be adjusted rather easily. That means within this year of early access they're either addressed or they aren't. If they aren't, modders will pick up the slack, and adjust values to make the game we all want. Add custom servers after that, and you've got Warband 2.0. Having gripes about the current state of the game is fine, but making broad statements like "the game is ****" is getting old. Everyone in the competitive community is well aware of the issues the game has atm.