Now I am probably one of many casual players who will play MLB regardless of how the upper tier of players consider it horrible. I hated to see that the wind was taken out of the game as it is one of the elements of the real life game that will either help or hinder pop ups. Now people want to take the auto shift out of the game amd completely remove All Star difficulty too. I sincerely hope SDS would not seriously consider this. Just cause top tier players hate it and doesn't think it should be in the game is no reason to consider ever removing it.
This year was the first time in 3 years of playing that I've finished in WC division and I'm showing improvement. The downside is I'm in All Star. In my mind the tiered difficulty system is in place for the people who wanna work their way up and not get thrown in to playing people who are on a higher level.
The auto shift is used in the real MLB so taking it out of the game is pretty much violating part of the contract to keep the game as true to the real thing as possible.