@Pretzelnutcake Personally I'm totally with you with a shorter "whiff" animation. I'll usually just weapon swap but that's not always smart. It'd make the early game punchouts more interesting too.
@trsorhaug I've stress punched myself more than once. It's rare enough for me that it doesn't bother me as much, but as mention you can change the loadout.
I have tried to change the button layout, but I'm fond with the default, except this punch button. I think it would be easier if we could set up the controllers ourselves instead of choosing between five layouts.