I agree. And live I stopped somewhere in chapter 15 without a wish to continue the techtree because I love tournaments and I want to score.Going forward makes you worse. Terrible design.
So it is not that I do not understand the frustration or share your vision.
My point is that it is logical that we are in a negative spiral and that it is not helping the mood of everybody if we all get depressed and quit or threaten to quit or are only negative. I do not believe that the devs will change their minds because it is not 'everybody' that does quit, it is a small group of topplayers. Which in itself is a pity.
If you want to have fun in this game the choices are:
1. stop at a certain point with the techtree and score very well in tournaments
2. be content with lower scores and keep developing in more chapters
3. do not read this thread 'cause you will get depressed