Sure, as a friend of mine at CERN says - apply enough filters and you're guaranteed to only see what you thought you'd find....and your setup becomes useless if something unexpected happens. In other words, just plain useless.
Did I see "and the old approach wasn't friendly to app developers"?
It's supposed to be their adversary and tell them where they messed up. Test equipment isn't something you're supposed to fool with - or have to - old school, its's supposed to be around 10x better than what you're measuring, which generally comes with maturity, not fiddling, despite that being the DevOps religion.