The "it's because of consoles" argument may hold some ground if:
- other titles didn't have to accommodate for console controls as well (and they do). - keeping this solution or doing an even more console-friendly scheme was MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE with having a decent control scheme on PC (and it isn't). - the current system was remarkably good in that sense (and... not really?).
P.S. Just for the record, absolutely not a fan of the title change. The negative connotation was deliberate and necessary. This was never meant as a "Let's have some idle chat on how we may feel about controls" type of discussion but as a straight "The current controls suck and here's all the reasons why".