Spamming attacks IE combo spamming without thought it not skillful, if you are going to miss then don’t combo. The current system helps add a reason to not always combo, prepatch there was no reason not to besides having zero stamina. Attacking prepatch was the more defensive option, because you bypassed recovery. You must attack to be defensive. How does that make sense?
Right now, it is better to be forced to miss, and then, to be forced to parry. How illuminating.