you know i wouldnt be suprised if they are doing a rotating game types available in certian modes. it ads freshness and keeps people from just spaming one game type. but thats probably way off. might be cool tho. have a section thats different every couple hours. dont know if that could work.
I too miss Hardcore Free-for-All. I love Hardcore a ton & hate playing team games when I'm waiting for friends or nobody's on. Now I have to play Team DM until someone gets on or I get an invite only so I in turn get a 10 probation for accepting an invite.
I think things were fine before this silly update.