Alright, Rockstar obviously did some work on V. I never said they didn't. But did they do enough? Honestly, can you compare the package to likes of Master Chief Collection? Compared to that, NG V really is just a cheap port. My point is that people just bought what they already paid for a year ago with some sprinkles on top, they didn't get any new real story content (no, peyote and more collectibles are not a story content), no substantial new gameplay features (substantial in my book - gang wars, Import/Export, vigilante - things people have been asking for since the game came out).
Are GRAFIX and FPS mode enough to justify a 60 dollar price tag?
I didn't praise TLoU. I just said that Sony's reasoning for porting it to PS4 at least makes some sense. I have to admit that microtransaction and DLC-wise, V could have ended up much worse and Rockstar is now more or less in the same spot as Valve. They are doing it, but it isn't as offensive as when EA or Ubisoft do it. And I don't play Online, so I don't even come across microtransactions at all.
NG V may be Rockstar's original vision for the game, but vast majority all of the game's flaws and shortcomings (pretty much all that are not tech-related) are still present in the game. NG V was an opportunity for them to "fix" the game, EfLC-style and put some real meat on the port. We know they could have done it. Volition is re-releasing SR IV with a free expansion, so couldn't Rockstar do something similar? NG V might be one of the better remasters, but there are also other developers who offer much more consumer value with their ports.