AA Limits Amount of Segments Allowed Each Way on Award Bookings

While limiting the number of flights per award booking isn't a big deal for most travelers, this will affect certain travelers who like to book long-layovers in cities on the way to their preferred destination. I'm not sure why AA have decided they must do this (unless they're actively trying to upset some people), but I know they have gone a long way over the last few years of making booking award flights with the once prestigious AAdvantage program as miserable as possible. I suppose they just want to keep sliding down from their once lofty perch.