"Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) 2.5 is a free-to-play digital battlefield game.
Our dream is to offer the most authentic and realistic simulation of military aircraft, tanks, ground vehicles and ships possible."
All this discussion reminds me of the P-51 release and how some people were claiming (rightfully so...to some extent) that the P51 didn't fit in DCS: wrong map, not proper enemies, be it in the air or on the ground, etc
The issue wasnt so much with DCS than with people failing to understand what ED was aiming to achieve with the game. People were focusing on what DCS was and not what it could become.
But ED has to start somewhere.
I've played entire liberation campaign on the Syria map using Combined Arms almost exclusively and it was fun.
Once you understand its limitations learn how to work around or work with them, CA is a solid module. And by the end of the campaign I was left wanting for more, not less.
Some people say the fact that CA is so buggy and limited is the proof that ED should drop it and focus on the flight sim part of DCS. Personally I consider it's the proof they should double down and expand its feature/capabilities.
I also dont understand why playable infantry seems to immediatly equates DCS:ArmA. I fully agree that expecting ED to create something even remotely close to ArmA or Squad would be...naive, to put it nicely.
But having playable infantry "CA Style" would require very little work for ED. Despite what some have claimed, it would be really easy to do because 99% of it is already in the game.
Really, all you need is a new connector on the 3d model to tell the game where the camera should be in 1st person view and create a generic overlay. Everything else has already been done.
Now, it would be a really crude implementation but at least it would be a start.
Finally, regarding the fact ED has said they had no intention to add playable infantry.
In the past ED said they had no intention to update the old caucasus map and yet they did
They've said you would need to own the super carrier module in order to join a server with the SC. And yet you dont.
And so on, and so on...
You guys have been here long enough, you should know everything is subject to change