Let's talk about suns flare, fog and other weird effects

My main question would be: Who thought that having them in a game is a good idea?

Those weird hazy/fog effects in some urban maps that ruin visibility I might understand, even though I hate it.

But suns flare? Especially when it sometimes affects only one team, like who even green light stuff like this? It adds no value to the game whatsoever.

You can turn off lens flare in graphic settings.

Yeah, if only that would help. Unless the settings is bugged and forgotten about(Which wouldn’t surprise me) it does nothing to fix the issue.