Honestly, I see what Rockstar was going for..
Create this sandbox MMO of sorts (similar to APB), with single player and multiplayer components.
On paper it's wonderfully ambitious...but I have a feeling this should've been something that was standalone, or part of GTA 6 for next gen/pc
Because I can't help but feel that Rockstar have this HUGE ambition in regards to GTA Online..but it's simply stunted by this ancient tech.
32 players, playing in a heavy populated Las Santos would've been so much better than what we have now, which is basically a ghost town with 16 players in it.