Looks like the name at least befits the game, as it has succeeded in enraging its players.
In a way, welcome to the future, NoX - one where developers can either shoot for the moon throwing in just about every popular feature under the sun or find themselves having to settle for whatever they can get out the door when deadlines are hit.
It's unfortunate how things seem to have devolved into a dead end for Jagged Alliance.
Still, there are, as ever, diehard fans that make great efforts modding JA2 back to a semblance of modernity. I've come across an article
about this just a few days ago over at RPS, actually.
While there is life there is hope!