Would you consider adding manual recoil reset as an option? (Basically meaning how it was before this patch, where you don’t have to fight against the “negative recoil”, i.e. the reticle returning to where it was originally.)
It’s mostly a preference thing and not directly related to balance. Players seeking better control over their weapon may opt for this option, while people with smaller mousepads can have it the way the patch changed it.
I have to confess I was extremely pleased with how it was, and very unhappy that it’s now like almost every other shooting game on the market. Surely an option would be the best of both worlds?