This boggles my mind every time I read this to be honest. There are plenty of ways to implement circle strafing and not have it be obnoxious. By not have strafing in the game, you're basically saying "we want combat to be limited in mobility, you should have to stand there like an ironing board and execute your attack like a buffoon). The majority of people who complained about circle strafing are old fogies that should be in a retirement home anyway.
CF should be striving to be more like BDO (animation locks, but with still a lot of mobility).