Reading some of the latest replies in this thread just make me want to throw my computer and phone to save me from the idiocy. So some people wanted to do vehicle missions or police missions or gang wars, or whatever the f*ck it was that was in IV that never returned and could've easily returned. Well... does it really do any good if you say, "Oh why do you need that anyways" or "do you really need a side mission to steal cars, in GTA IV, I found no appeal in going out and steeling a nice car, just to drive it back to the same location for some useless money when I could have just kept said car for myself." Um hello? Some people actually like that stuff. Not everybody is like you. I personally thought importing and exporting cars was fun. Tenxax, I thought the gang wars were okay and I loved the police missions. Just because you think such stuff is unnecessary doesn't mean it is unnecessary. If you don't like it, don't use it, but it wouldn't hurt to have such features in V for other people's enjoyment.
Another argument in this thread that irritates me is, "You people like to hold on to the past" and that niko bellic guy said something like, "You all don't like things to be changed" No offense, but you aren't getting anywhere assuming up some ludicrous explanation as to why so many people are bickering in disappointment regarding V. Um, I actually like things to be changed up, hello I could play GTA III's and then when IV came out I had no problem adapting. A lot of others did however. The GTA series was evolving like you said, niko bellic half brother, but a lot of people hated it. So when V comes out, over time it begins to feel like Rockstar focussed on appealing to the guys who complained about IV rather than evolving. V made a lot of downgrades. Yes they added more content, but content isn't everything; believe me it ain't. Whatever was good from IV was just thrown away, some good innovative features were cut, the humor was nerfed, some simple features from III that would help with the immersion regarding the game never made it back in. And what a lot of people are mad over is the driving. A lot of people like it, a lot of people hate it. It feels like Rockstar simply tried to please only the ones who truly hated IV's handling and that left a lot of other people, including me, in the cold. This is just me, I simply hate simplistic physics in open worlded games. I try to get immersed by driving slow, but I can't because the physics are well suited for that. I love to explore a car's handling but it was hard for me to attach to cars in V.
Honestly, can we discuss opinions without using "why do we need that" without making up some ludicrous ass assumptions as to why somebody dislikes something new. Saying I hate V because I can't let go of IV is like saying I hate the 2015 Mustang design because I can't let go of the 2013 one and quite frankly that isn't even f*cking true thank you very much.