Hey.. You`re the ones thats confused. You said it.. I just proved you wrong.
Go ahead and name all the big NAME games being played with multiplayer, guns and pvp that have Auto Aim. Go ahead.. .
Besides. AA is not playing the game.. Its simply NOT. You are not aimming.. Bottom line, you are opting to not aim. Which basically a way of saying `NooOO i don`t wanna play`.
I'm playing the game as intended. Even buying cash cards (something I won't do) is playing the game as intended as these are options put in by Rockstar.
If I were hacking the game, I would not be playing the game as intended, if I were glitching the game, I would not be playing the game as intended.
Because I choose to keep the default setting on a game and not choose to change the default setting does not mean I am not playing the game as intended.
You have to come to grips with the fact that your opinions and how you play a game are not fact.
As to the appeal to popularity...Rockstar games are Rockstar games. When you installed and agreed to their EULA, you agreed to play the game as outlined by them. Comparing them to other gaming companies and their gaming engines are a moot point and only a means to obfuscate the real and salient point, which is, you don't agree with how Rockstar caters their games to the "lowest common denominator".
What I don't understand is, if you hate the game so much? Why continue playing it? This is a serious question.