I understand your non-binary thinking but in some cases, thing should be more straight forward.
As I said at other posts, drones are good but not at competitive level. I don't want to lose the opportunity of winning a 1v3 clutch because every enemy already knows i'm coming from the EDEN stairs at Airport. I don't wanna lose the opportunity to plant the bomb at 0:10 in a hard late push cause they have a hydra at the bombsite.
It's obvious that the inclusion of drones would bring new dynamics to the game, but it would kill any Skill Based Dynamics that we already have. The game is toooo fast-paced and the TTK is a bit low, and we love that.
Regarding the intention of the post, my suggestion is to, either have separate ranked modes (Drones/Droneless) or not have a Drone Based one at all.
If you still want to push the inclusion thorugh, I suggest it to be lighter drones, like Gorgon System, Shield Drone, Crawler, these are very much ok. We don't like the guaranteed kill/intel stuff.