Has it though? We don’t even have a ranked queue but tell that to anyone who plays incursion.
We have a meta, we have tiers, we have established load outs, cheese strats and snow ball tactics.
Doesn’t help that we have titles that cater to “prowess” that people chase after and flaunt.
Seeing as I replied, I’ll use this moment to go off on a tangent relevant to this topic, but not particularly directed at you.
I’m confused why there is even a complaint about bot mode in general. The vets say they tire of pub stomping, so now all the beginners can leave their queue, to play vs bots.
But then we get the other side of their deal, and they begrudge the state of the game now that they have to constantly be matched by meta compliant comps and strategies (far cry from a casual experience, it’s stomp or be stomped)
This game lacks a middle ground. Perhaps if we ever get a stable enough population, we can get a ranked queue going, that may help.