Well, it is pretty sad decisionwise in this day and age. Good thing some of us are able to tweak the ingame .inis to make the game look ALOT better. The idea is to make the game look/run better on any platform. Not hamstring your games quality. In the end, what and who did that serve by doing this?
No one. GearBox has been successful in shooting themselves in the azz tho. Real good business decision.