the fact that you can't hold a flashlight and a gun at the same time made me have no desire to play it any further.
I agree that the game is overhyped, but it bothers me that people complain about this important mechanic to the game. Obviously the designers could allow you to have the flashlight be on the gun. They chose to make you switch to enhance the what-is-that, where-is-it-coming-from scare factor. Which is also why the environments are dark.
Really, they're trying to make this a Doom game. When the first Doom was released, one of the most talked about aspects of the engine was that when you fired a weapon, it would light up the dark halls, giving you much needed visibility (whether this was actually a major aspect of gameplay is in question, of course, but it was hyped extensively).
The bottom line is you have to make a choice on whether to see or shoot, and that increases the tension.
I understand that other games allow flashlight/gun combinations. I understand that duct tape exists in the future. id understands those things , too. Maybe there's a reason why.