Hugger traps are some of the most incredibly painful and annoying things to deal with as a marine, I understand that they can be dealt with by just shooting the hugger when it comes up, but as it happens, the majority of people can’t do that. Additionally, it doesn’t actually gain the xenos any more than a regular acid trap, and only serves to force the marine to take the (potentially) entire round-spanning trip back to the ship.
This wasn’t originally a problem when you could perform groundside surgery to remove it, but now it is.
its a single tile thing and gets destroyed (along with the hugger inside) with 2 hits. It takes a ginormous amount of plasma and effort to make and can also just be negated through a single mortar/cas run (in caves, one CAS flare). Removing it because you don’t like the potential of a huggers being a threat in a round is and not to be offensive, real cope