Haha this is interesting and I agree. I played a friend the other day and he won. I used to beat him but he now uses the defensive settings of tightly guarded on my guys. He said his team was cheap but it wasn't I just said nah man you're not playing D you're letting the AI play me on the tightest settings, while you camp in the paint. I play on the ball and find it hilarious when I fall for pump fakes or get blown by, it's what adds to the fun especially when you're playing against friends. At the end of the day though I guess a win is a win.
I don't mind it. I think it makes it a little bit more fair for newcomers going against guys that been playing non stop since it came out. Now are you complaining because you can't beat the computer D?
Onball D is actually better if you do it right. You can stop drives and get a hand in their face right away when they shoot the ball. It's way too easy to shoot j's or drive the lane and pass to the open man when they just camp in the paint.
It's just the noobs who dont know the animations and the advanced L2 + right-stick defense yet. I was guilty of it also.
The thing is you are not always playing against people who play as much as you do. Some people need help or else they would get blown out every single game. Obviously if they are using the computer for defense that means they are not good enough yet to do it on their own.