Tbh should've just settled with the Arma 3 engine and I'll wonder why they didn't.
Surprisingly I can get used to the DayZ SA more than I would the mod but that's just me. I don't play it enough to be able to make a solid answer.
ye, the A3 engine was objectively better and would save the devs a lot of time
sorry for letting out my inner drone but I browse DayZ reddit and "wow devs are fucking shit" is sometimes hard to ignore
especially on a place that isn't reddit
im not saying theyre shit im just saying that they failed to deliver what they promised so far and made a lot of terrible decisions
why would you expect the arma 2 engine to be a pile of magic when you've built a mod on it and know what annoying quirks it has that will take you centuries to fix