fred your perception of fun has been warped due to the slow implementation of change over a large time span. there is NOTHING fun about playing the SAME basic field layout OVER AND OVER AND OVER while paying attention to nothing but one fingering a trigger to dump massive amounts of paint in a persons direction and just waiting on one of the balls to finally connect.
lets rewind about 11-12 years there was MAYBE an airball field if you were lucky. or else it was barrels, spools, tires, or some good old fashion drainage pipe! if you didnt have a shot, you moved till you did.. you one or two balled someones shoe or pack. OR your in the woods just running around between piles of sticks gunning people down.... not THAT was fun.