I’m with you there - though to be fair to the devs, they have acknowledged this is a problem and are doing something about it. However, based on their experiences with Acid etc, they are quite sensibly planning to do it in a series of small thoughtfully considered steps, rather than a big jerk of the knee in the other direction.
It’s a very unpopular position, but IMO one of the biggest game-changers was the knee-jerk nerf to RF when people started complaining about it in the early days after release.
Arthron Return Fire existed as a mechanic that prevented people from unrealistically waltzing out into the open, sticking a shotgun in their target’s face and blowing its head off, because if they did so they got gunned down by the target’s buddies.
Now, you can run right across the map, stand right next to half a dozen Crabbies, RC, blow one’s brains out, move on to the next, blow its brains out, Rally, move onto the next, blow its brains out… And the Crabbies don’t react! It’s added to the unrealism of the game in a very significant way - which is why I use @pantolomin’s excellent ‘RF a la Carte’ to reset the balance the other way.