I think the new crossbow animation is crap. The model is of a stirruped crossbow, you should use the stirrup to draw the crossbow.
That brings up the role of the crossbow. Making the player bend over to load the crossbow makes loading take longer, this is how it should be. Historically the advantages of crossbows over bows was that they were significantly more powerful and one could wait around with a loaded bolt in ambush as long as one wanted. Making the crossbow a faster bow is dumb, because bows are faster than crossbows.
This shit backwards yo.
The bow was the assault rifle of the day and the crossbow was the sniper.
Also I think lower tier weapons need more focus, especially with the high grade metal update.