So another day and no free aim death match lobbies has me curious. Do people really like auto aim that much? Or do they not know that it exists? I always play on free aim and I've completed missions and all ten waves of survival with free aim so it's not some act of god to get kills with. Once you get used to the aiming you realize that it is actually very fun and not all that hard to use.
With that being said, I have no problem with auto aim during PVE, it's the PVP that I feel is made irrelevant due to this glaring problem. Even then, those that want to use auto aim they can do so by switching the aim settings before jumping onlne though I don't see the fun or competitiveness in it at all. To each his own.
I enjoy free aim quite a bit, though I usually prefer auto for a variety of reasons (assisted, not full-on). One thing that would greatly improve free aim is if they improved the reticle. Without a lock-on, it just goes to a random spot every time, so I can't make the shots I have done in other games. Sometimes, the gun aims really high for some reason, which is ridiculous.
There is actually a fix for this too, unadvertised but you can change your reticle and if you make it "complex" instead of "simple" I think it's called then you will have a normal reticle. It's still not the best of sights, but it's miles better than the default.