Instead of thinking about what the patches do right now.
Lets take these facts into consideration.
- Most people are above 50 (I don't get into many lobbies where anyone is under 30.)
- Most people have way too much money and best apartment/Cars
With that being said, of course R* is going to nerf the missions. They create a "dry spell" in the economy where making money is hard, then introduce heists as the way to get major money again. Its a way to keep players playing, and IMO the reason they got rid of replay was not because of people farming (they might have been an issue) but the sole reason was so that we have to do multiple DIFFERENT missions to be able to do a heist which makes sense.
But you know, they don't teach critical/logical thinking in school anymore.