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It wasn't ID anymore than it was Infinity Ward after everyone left. Carmack WAS NOT in charge. He was a consultant.
Again, watch the keynote speech, to say Carmack was not leading the ship is utter denial. They probably wouldn't have even kept the Id name had he not been involved. It's not for you to say what a team name is. I think they're capable of deciding that themselves. And it comes down to IP ownership of ideas too. If the original core team members really had that level of control they could have kept them from even using the name Id.
My point is, usually when a team keeps the same name despite it being almost entirely different, they're telling you they intend on retaining the same development methods, and game style and content. So even though they're different guys, they pick up most of the stuff the original members passed on. That's the part you're ignoring.
That said, if it were the same argument regarding IW, I'd agree, because there all the core guys left, as well as of course both lead guys. Plus Activision weren't really in tune with West and Campella's vision. Here it's different though, because Carmack remained involved. Even then though, teams change, quite often anymore. You still have to respect the name the team uses. Dev teams are like football teams anymore, there's almost always big roster changes regularly. Gotta roll with the punches. It would be silly to try to reassign team names every time a major change happens.
I think a lot of players fall in love with certain core devs too much and get attached to the way things are. You have to adapt to the times, just like they do. The jobs can change, but the IP and team focus remains the same. Knowing how you stubbornly cling to your points of view though, I doubt you'll listen to any of the above.