100% agree with you bro, I love drawbridges.
This is the part we're complaining about. http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=42448
It isn't even that I don't like the part, i just feel it is a smidge over used. Not sure why TLG seems to get in a rut with certain elements.
As an aside, I especially like the use of a drawbridge on a secondary or postern gate such as was done in 6090. That is something that, at the time, i'd never have thought of. Was very creative.