Why would they add everything the forums discuss?
You act like his ideas are all good.
Quality of life, means balance as well. Again, you are disgussing changes to how mechanics and units work. Not everything has to have incredible use, niche items have always been a thing, every game has them. The entire purpose of the spy is to be anti mercenary, its not supposed to be anything else. If you dont have someone spamming mercenaries, spies simply wont be used, its as simple as that.
Why is natives or livestock “outdated”? Because other civs have special bonusses? Thats the entire point of the civs! Not every civ has to have bonusses for everything. Next to that the “improvements” you say to add, would make things that are already good, even better and gives civ bonusses less value, which also imbalances the civs themselfs.
British have an unique mechanic for houses, so now you want every civ to get one? Because thats about the same you are supposing here.
Balance ≠ pure statistics.
If civ can be strong in competitive, but weak in casual as players are not that good. Gendarme spam used to be undefeatable and the only option usually came down to attack France early, which for casual players is like saying get good.
If you talk about implementations that would change balance you should bet your ■■■ people are going to talk about that, the forum is about that aswell, heck the person you replied to previously talks about the balance changes and that nothing from here is on it.
There is a difference of adding new things to a card that lacked power on its own, then a mechanic which is strong, but requires micromanagement which most players dont want to do.
Natives arent boring aswell, most of their unites are fun to play with, like the Huron or the Apache. You have a big misconception here, because I see just about the same use as natives as the fort.
Again something new thats implemented, not change of the old. It didnt change anything as it didnt give too much of an advantage, and again, was also involved in balance talks.
Which a lot of players already want to see go away, as it makes Japan very strong late game, which they didnt need as they were already a good civ. This is also not a “fun” addition.
Its not. If I added pikeman dealing 300 damage to everything, would you see it as a good addition? No ofcourse not. Because everything will come down to balance eventually.