This is a great example of tunnel vision.
You expect the game to be something else from what it is.
And it is a reason you place a negative feedback for a game which is one of the most awesome around.
It was clearly stated that the game is all about automation abd combat is not the focus of the game. If you do not like this you might not play it but criticizing the game for what it is not is pretty bad idea.
You blame the game for not having "endgame". It is true and many will agree. That is why people do develope mods that do introduce different kinds of endgame. There is also a bunch of mods that introduce automated combat, AI controlled vehicles etc. Artillery has been added to the base game to add to automated combat. Space platforms, orbital nukes... While not being a part of a base game (which is still in development FYI) this would not be possible without possibilities opened up by Factorio devs. I am positively sure some kind of endgame will be introduced at some point even in base game but that differs me with a positive mentality and your negative one. Even if not I always know I can look into mods which has quite a few awesome developers who make awesome additions to the game.
I just can't think of blaming Wube as they continue to impress us with awesome improvements even where we do not expect those.
Your post is like blaming Starcraft for being a bad First Person Shooter. "It has combat but I can't aim into Mutalisk's wing for it to fall realistically" - that is what your post is about.
Factorio's community is full of constructive people who help game development by introducing their suggestions and developing mods to TEST IDEAS and really many successful ideas implemented in mods which became popular have been introduced into base game. But you don't care.
I am ggreatly impressed how many unconstructive people have come up with 0.16 release. Yes it has its rough edges. Even I am not playing it yet waiting for sideloading fix. But having great time and experience with Wube I am just patiently waiting for things to settle while pointing out my opinion on things in a constructive manner. Even if sideloading will never be reintroduced I will not say the game became bad and deserves negative feedback on steam. There is a reason people play it for THOUSANDS of hours.