before everyone goes and thinks fds is the God of all gamepad haters....
Give Pandemic a call.
GJ on the testing though, very nice and it's always nice to see people looking out for other gamers, but it is there for a reason. Not saying I agree or disagree, but it's doing no real harm from my perspective. I've tried joypads...and it is much harder to aim I think....and this aim assist issue is only for classes that have no splash damage capability.
Like I say. Just call them yourself if you wish to debate it with the people that designed the game. I think they know a little more about it than the rest of us. We might not like it, but thats the way it was meant to be.