jaygen wrote:I think the team has a much better idea of what they want to accomplish now, optimizing can be done with an eye toward the future.
I'm amazed at how you can think that as long as you're not part of the team. Did you read the Ask Me Anything they just did on reddit? To quote Chris from there:
We try to have a plan, but we can only really predict 2 or 3 alphas into the future.
So no, they cannot optimize for things they aren't even sure about yet, they can only optimize stuff that is already in the game. And they do that: Try one of the earlier Alphas and you will notice how much better PA runs today.