Bounty hunting among other things has to be scripted back into the new V2 mission their way. We were bound to lose initial features upon the release of V2 that hasn't been a secret. It's also no secret that bounty hunting will be brought back along with many other features. These things take time, they rewrote a mission file from the ground up this was no hot fix. They fixed server / mission file stability which could not be accomplished any other way. Server stability drove the population away from Asylum.
This is the long game, no one is thinking that population will come back or all of the features will be brought back in a week or 2. You act and talk like you think they're purposely taking out features because they no longer want to incorporate them which is so far from the truth I don't even think your complaint is valid.