There may be some merit to your observations, but I like to think of things a bit differently. Case in point, I was playing as Maggie (during BETA) and we (the Hunters) engaged the Monster (a Stage 2 Goliath).
As soon as the Monster saw our team he charged us. And an epic battle ensued. So here’s where my thinking may differ. As a Trapper, I know what my job is, but based on the current situation, my job changes.
I was of course yelled at by some Support player who felt he knew everything about the game asking, much like you. “Why is there no dome yet? WTF Trapper do your job!?”
In my opinion, I am doing my job. The monster and us are engaged and I have my Harpoons out and Machine Pistol going. I didn’t have a mic set up so I couldn’t respond to my irate teammate and I wasn’t about to stop and type out what strategy means, so I ignored him and kept on shooting.
Now the Monster’s health begins to go low so he starts to change his behavior. He’s not charging anymore. So I quickly pull out the arena and now here comes the dome and a slew of “wow you finally do your job” comments by the amazing support player.
“Winner Winner, Monster Dinner.”
I feel like I used the dome at the best possible time to ensure our team’s success. My irate team member however, did not.
Perhaps one day he’ll see this post, most likely not though. So the point of all of this? Hey, the game just came out so perhaps the person really has no idea what they’re doing. Or, maybe they do and it’s you that has to start looking at things differently. Who knows. What I can say though is give it time. People are still learning.