Very, very well said my friend ! 100% on point. Couldn't say it better.
Other thing is that a big part of RF4 players are adults with families ( like myself ) and they simply have no time to play for few hours a day. And with this constant thing that devs call "balancing" ( we all know what it really is ) you will make people leave the game. Endless grinding, endless nerfing, endless attempts of "slowing us down" will only result in people getting angry. And no game should cause such feeling...Devs please understand that.
If you want to keep players for longer with RF4 than maybe insted of nerfing why don't you give i.e. new content, (waterbodies, fish ), tasks, challenges, equipment, attractions. Or simply eliminate bugs and read your suggestion list. This is the way of keeping your players not constantly trying to make it harder for them.
P.S. Sorry to see you go mate, your posts were always very helpful and appriciated.