On the contrary, I strongly oppose. Infact, it is one of the templates I **haven't** removed.
It does lend itself to come interesting strategy. Infact, I feel your forum post is highly subjective. Please do give **valid** reasons why you dislike it so much. Even if you do, I see no reason to remove it, and if you don't like it, just dislike and move on.
Infact, if it's so popular, there must be a reason for that, right? ;-)
I feel it:
__ a) Forces you to plan ahead. You should within a few moves, with the help of Reconnaisance cards, find out where the enemy is.
__ __ Then you quickly need to come up with a strategy to oppose them, and set up your supply chains in their direction.
__ b) Forces you to capture bonuses in a different way. You need to expand into a bonus with enough troops to take 2-3 territories
__ __ without any extra deployments. Take half the bonus, then the remaining half in the last turn.
2) Gives weaker players a chance to catch up. It takes some time to break through even a weak defence, and by that time, you should have moved up your reinforcements.
Turn 6: Herm has 4+2 vs my 3. Yet I delay him long enough to complete my +7 and get it in play.
3) Prioritizes skill over numbers. Even if you have a numerical disadvantage, you can actually push back the other person and even break their defences, if you control your troops better than your opponent.
When we meet, it is effectively 40 against 37. But, I already have a supply chain set up, while my opponent has no such chain. Therefore, I push him back, threaten his bonuses and win the game.
4) Makes you be decisive. You need to keep your five base bonus free for any unexpected circumstances. And you need to fight your enemy full on. Also, turn order matters a lot, so pay attention to it.
Turn 7: I deploy all the extra armies attacking Herm, and even break his +7 bonus, winning the game.
Creating a forum post on **removing** it is highly illogical. You're delusional if you think everyone hates it, and those who don't will play it, nevermind what you think or feel.