That is my opinion, correct. However, People don't look for reasons to hinder their game. The mindset here is "Well why would I want to use free aim when he/she gets to use auto aim". Making Online free aim default (Notice we're not forcing anything on anyone here) rather than auto aim would make people explore the options more. Would help if Rockstar made a clear notification that when changing targeting systems they will be matched based on that. They do notify you that you will be put in a different server, but that may not be clear enough for most players.
That's a supposition. And explore what options? There's free-aim or there's auto-aim. The most exploring you're going to get is that you get dumped into a free-aim lobby, decide you prefer Auto-aim, and change to an Auto-aim server.
Given that the game puts you into the server based on your settings in Single player. I genuinely don't see an issue with this system.
Did I mention this was a game breaking feature?
Sure, I love Grand Theft Auto
And as for the first paragraph, there is a problem with the system because there are even people on these forums that don't even know free aim exists. It's a very apparent problem, but if you like auto aim that's fine. It's just that no one is going to want to leave auto aim for 2 reasons:
1. By the time they find this option, they may already be used to auto aim and feel disadvantaged by the more experienced free aim shooters at that point in time.
2. They already have auto aim, so why would I want to give someone else an advantage? (Because even if one does know how to switch their aim settings, they may not realize that they get matched based on that setting)
Once again, I have no problems with people using auto aim. I just feel like there are more than 4 people that want to play death matches with free aim and there needs to be a better way of making players aware of this. As someone mentioned an XP and Cash reward boost for "competitive" game modes might be a really good solution.