Implementing an armor system you don't like is not giving you a broken product.
Before digital downloads and EA people bought a game and if they didn't like it, that was too bad. At least with EA you have the opportunity to be disappointed at a discount.
I'm probably one of the few people that couldn't care less if this game had the armor system or not. I would still enjoy it. DOS2 has a few fatal bugs and some balancing issues, for example I thought 1AP combat sneak was too cheap, so they made it 4AP, which is insane to me...then I saw a mod for a 2AP version. The greatest thing about this game is not the solo, campaign, it's the amazing replay value we get with the other modes.