Yes, I didn't like it because it was flawed so I decided to simply not use it at all. In Dishonored, the magic abilities were flawed in that they were so imbalanced. However not using them left a gigantic hole in the game, like removing the ham from a ham-and-cheese croissant because it turns out to taste horrible... but in doing so the entire croissant becomes a tasteless, dull thing.
I saw your rebuttal coming regarding the horror analogy. But you should concede my point as well. You can make it harder for yourself in a horror game by limiting yourself to only a few clumsy guns, not using imba alternative fires and setting yourself an ammo-using limit.
In the end I understand its all about opinions here. To me the croissant analogy applies to not using magical abilities to make Dishonored "harder". To you it obviously doesn't. And while it does strike me as odd -- because I indeed hate the game with all my guts and I hardly ever experience such an extreme difference of critique in this community -- so be it. ^^