Titanfall was actually a great game mechanically and gameplay wise, but the tickrate was nasty low. Still sold millions.
Titanfall 2 improved that while having a highly praised singleplayer campaign, but the release was overshadowed by a certain ww1 game that was released in the same month by the same publisher.
Had Respawn decided to go with Valve they would undoubtedly have one of the most successful games released in recent years.
I don't even know why I bother.. You probably stopped playing games ages ago.
I am much more selective now, yes. I still play, but I do not pour anything like the amount of time I used to into them.
Frankly, the social element is as important to me as the gameplay. When dedicated servers stopped being a thing, it greatly decentralized many of the people I played with. Combined with the underwhelming gameplay, I've stepped away.
Slings and arrows as you will, but as I've gotten significantly older, my taste and discretion in games has changed and sharpened.