Gears of duty comment opinions

This is just my opinion and not starting this to bash other players opinions of the game, but is it really that bad that gears 5 is playing like an actual cover based shooter. I mean yes the lancer can use a smidge of a tweak and it is still too early to see exactly where tuning is going to end up. But to say that gears 5 is gearing, no pun intended, to the FPS community by slowing down gameplay and making you more likely to use cover and less able to bomb rush with the gnasher is a bad thing is just a weird concept to me. Meanwhile some of the same people say that the game should be almost nothing but abusing the cover system to run around hyped up on gnasher fuel. What sounds more COD like?