Honestly, that makes no sense. It still doesn't fix the vastly superior strength they have compared to any other specie. Vehicles like the Hornet or Falcon for example would still be too big. I'm sorry but downsizing Brutes just so they fit in Human vehicles sounds stupid in my head.
That can easily be worked around, by giving them shielding and armour and then making them a suitable size for such, I would personally prefer to see them in H2A's style, as they are my favourite. If you were to consult modders of Halos 2 and 3, you'd see that Brutes very well fit into any vehicle really, with a few bits poking out, but that can easily be worked around if the anthropometrics and ergonomics of the Brutes is made to suit the vehicles or vice versa.
Currently, it has 17510 replies. 17511 with this one. By the rings. It's certainly a sign that people REALLY want playable Elites. Is this the biggest thread?
Making it fit into canon would be quite a silly idea, I doubt in real canon Spartans can actually kill each other with two punches, and now we have seen a fight compared with Locke and Chief that is basically proven. Downsizing (much) them doesn't need to happen, for example: https://nakedcrook.deviantart.com/art/Brute-Stalker-14-312619289, https://nakedcrook.deviantart.com/art/Brute-Stalker-4-312608315. As you can see, for the most part, these guys fit inside the vehicles near perfectly, a few animation differences and slight size adjustments. Of course the animations aren't perfect at all because the Brutes were never animated for these vehicles really, but they did design them well enough.
Honestly, stopping ourselves from having something like the Brutes which could vastly expand the playing field of the games because of a few petty issues that can be resolved with relative ease seems like the stupid thing in my head. But hey, that's just my personal opinion.
But as I said, baby steps, walk before we run, Brutes are a fight I will continue to support and remind of, but lets not have it take over this thread.