The mechanic of dodging arrows in AoE2 is archaic since you can dodge my arrows, but I can’t manually direct where those arrows go. Or the micro, in that aspect, is of the 2 players or neither. Damage projectiles can now be dodged in siege area and unit abilities. There are a thousand ways to micromanage units without having to zigzag dodging the projectile fire.
I (there are even AoE2 players who think so) have never liked Fornite of Empires. A professional gamer will continue be pro to be doing 15 thousand clicks instead of 20 thousand.
From the third point, I totally agree, there are still several things to be polished and I hope it is not too late.