I thought I'd bring this up coz I'm not sure if this was intentional, but it seems to have gone unnoticed by everyone.
I can't speak for everyone here, but adjusting the aspect ratio made significant improvement to my game play(not visually, but in terms of raw game play). Somehow, reducing AR to 800x800 erased lag completely, gave the game way better control,movement, pace etc etc. It wasn't pretty but it was enjoyable.
And now it's gone and the same problem I used this technique to combat has returned. Why did they remove it?