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To be fair I can understand why they scrapped the bone giant since we already have your cheap anti-infantry terror unit (Scorpion), the monstrous artillery (Ushabti with bows), the powerful anti-infantry monster (War Sphinx), the powerful anti-large monster (NecroSphinx) and the anti-lord/hero monster (Heirotitan).
And then someone on Reddit beat me to the discussion, CURSES!