I daresay because I don't suffer fools gladly and you are eager to play the fool.
This sort of thing shaped the conceptions of a generation on how air/space combat should be portrayed. Wings of Dawn is a product of, and for, those of that generation. The first release included pseudo-Itano weapons, the first of which was a direct reference to this sort of thing (Remember Dawn's loadout with the IT-AN-0?), and it's been stated before that Spoon was doing the best he could with the engine at that time. If you haven't realized yet that this is one of the most cherished anime space/aerial combat tropes in existence, and its appearance in Wings of Dawn is not only inevitable but something that nearly everyone who enjoyed this mod would want, then you're dumber than a brick.
I'd also point out I've actually played good games that feature mechanics like this; Battlecry comes to mind.
That doesn't help. In future, stop the insulting and be nice
, or I'm just going to ignore you, because nothing productive ever seems to come out of talking to you. Others challenge me on things, but they are polite, and even often win me around to their way of thinking/prove me wrong.
I don't know much about anime or Spoon's motivations. I just know what I like. I've always found it amusing that I'm one of the mod's biggest fans, while completely oblivious to a lot of the stuff it is built upon on the anime side. I relate to the Star Control 2 influence, and the fact I find it the most enjoyable of all mods I've tried to play and for the most part like his characters.
I need to find out what weapon he picked to bear Itano's name. For me, that's the first time I've heard that name. I don't know if the other weapons have significance in their names. I have seen Spoon relate to this missile stuff before, but in non-WoD threads. If he works it in, then I just have to hope I still enjoy the game. However, don't be so elitist. I don't think Spoon is making this game for anyone but himself. If interests of others coincide, good for them. If not, so be it. If the new WoD ends up being all missile based, it's highly likely I won't enjoy it. So be it I guess.