Hell man, I truly thank you for everything you mentioned. I couldn't agree more.
I've never seen a dev team put so much effort into a game that keeps on being reborn. I came back and haven't played since 2015 and I feel the game is alive, but it is dying due to every reason you mentioned.
I think every dev should have a meeting and make a very wise decision on how to have this done, if it will be done, and when. Godlike Infestation players know your skill comes from overall survival+shooting, not hoping around with a sniper placing your cursor on someone's head, peek and get the kill - just like the current players.