I was planning to give all the different classes a good amount of playtime in the long run regardless, so doesn’t bother me that much, tho I admit there were better ways they could’ve encouraged players to use the other classes more. I know there’ll be a good amount of class specific challenges in the missions and stuff at least, like there was for the officer class in the beta.
My last reply was mainly in regards to them quelling the concerns about the pay2win shtick, hence my reaction.
It's only temporary and another article said that when they bring them back they will be tied to progression (AKA, not just cosmetic stuff). They're likely attempting a bait and switch, here. They want to save face for a month or two and get some gamers to say "oh ok I can buy this game now". Then after launch, and after christmas, when all these people bought the game under the guise of decent business practices, they will reintroduce the predatory practices and things will revert to how they were.
In short, if you have a problem with the practices EA was attempting with this game before this temporary removal, you should still not buy this game.
I definitely don't think they're stalling microtransactions just to wait and then implement a "faux" fixed system or not change anything at all. I know this position is certainly popular but it borderlines on conspiracy, for me. It's mostly what I see in the more run-of-the-mill criticisms of how this game is handling it's microtransaction system.
The reasonable question is perhaps whether or not they will make enormous changes to the progression or minor ones. This almost depends on what type of changes they make. The exploration into merely cosmetic microtransactions is not likely going to be what the overhaul is.
I think EA definitely made a myriad of mistakes when designing how this game's progression works and focused far too much on purchasable crates, etc.
However, this does not mean the changes they make in the coming weeks (and months) will necessarily be modest. A lot could really happen, considering a backlash of this size is foreign to EA, despite their reputation and backlashes they have previously encountered from the past. No one probably saw that hero prices would drop by 75% from what is, according to many, essentially the Nazi regime of video game companies. We will have to see.