You’ve said many times that you find it difficult to play AP. Apologies if you’ve gotten better at it recently.
The point is that most players find AP to be difficult. Heroes do dumb things, cast spells at the wrong time, focus on killing the wrong things instead of the real threats, not prioritizing nyx towers, etc… It’s often very dangerous to run “full AP” because of these flaws. Improved/smarter AP is one of the most popular requests here. It’s because in most ways AP is inferior to manual play. This is by design, and why there has always been a hesitance to make AP smarter. The devs want manual players to have an advantage.
If you think that AP is currently superior to manual play, I’d be willing to hear the argument, but I think most players would disagree, particularly when there are only a few heroes that most players are comfortable playing AP.
Philstar’s argument is that AP is dull. I respect his opinion, but for him there is an easy solution — he can play in manual. No changes need to be made to the game to resolve the complaint of a single player.
Personally, after 3 years of playing, I find manual play to be dull (and raiding in general). It’s a necessary evil, so I do it, but I prefer to play AP for that reason. I also enjoy finding ways to customize my heroes to be successful in AP. I recognize that it’s inferior to manual in most ways, but I enjoy the challenge of finding ways to force the AI to behave even when it doesn’t want to. I’m not asking for any changes to accommodate me, though. I play manual when I need to, even though I find it dull.