Any good AI is just an illusion, anyway. I can't think of any games in which the AI actually did much reacting. Nearly any FPS is just whack-a-mole.
I wasn't referring to the AI in the second sentence. I was referring to player's basically wanting to be Rambo in general. Why would anyone put money into AI when people literally want dumb gameplay that they can beat the shit out of? I think it's a shame but people basically want games to become a shittier version of movies. I understand and sympathize with the developer who really wants to do something interesting these days, the market is literally working against them.