lol I don't give a rats ass about the combat challenge or any score because of it. I run those maps quick for some trophies after I beat the game. Some people love it then all the power to you, i'm not trying to pee on anyones parade here I just think some hyperbole is being thrown around in regards to it. GodModeEnabled
I stand by everything I've written about the combat. There are tons of possibilities when factoring all the options and your personal reluctance to mine the engine for deeper nuance is entirely your own choice.
You've freely admitted you have no aspirations to employ the combat beyond the rudimentary level so what exactly is your complaint?
And yes, those Challenge scores do mean something because the only way to achieve those higher scores is to exploit the deeper aspects of the combat, which paradoxically you claim don't exist.