I played the alpha and hitting worked, if the devs took anything from the closed alpha and what we got at launch was the result why change anything.
I am a bit salty because now I can't complete any of these grinding missions too. Before I was moving at a nice pace with some of the challenges now it takes me 2 hours to get 3 hits in a row wtf!!!
You speak the truth. Pitching is what needed to be adjusted. Not hitting.