You are saying that the game is a copy of Ace of Spades, your totally right, and you even gave the reason why. I was a player of the old Ace of Spades, and I was very angry when I heard it wasn't free anymore. And I have to say that the new Ace of Spades isn't that great (my own opinion). And I don't want to play a hacked version.
What I decided to do with friends is to bring back the old Ace of Spades, completely free, it's even open source if you want to help us. We are doing this as true fans of the old version, with the same game play as a base. The difference is that everyone can help and everyone can give ideas. So I guess if you don't like it, then don't follow the game.