...Anything on the second to last paragraph?
So does this mean FL is overated? Yes and no. You should know that difficulty calculation is fucked as hell and very inaccurate at times. More so that star rating doesn't consider FL. Flat multiplier also doesn't do justice when you consider repetitive/technical map, which may need less effort to memorize than a more chaotic map with same star rating. I am always an advocate in abolishing the flat multipliers, but before that can be done, difficulty calc needs to get its shit together.The whole reason we are having this argument in the first place is how out of wack scoring and difficulty calc is. I would start by fixing those, and you do that by examining how hard it is memorize a map- How many retries it will take would be difficulty. And compare that to how many retries a new player will need to memorize how to move finger and hand to aim and tap notes as basic skills needed for osu!. Compare that to how long it takes for a player to become efficient enough to do higher AR. And compare that to how long it will take for a player to lean how to FL a multi-hour map.