why do you fail to understand that to make the ultimate gta game you take all the things that worked and were awesome about the previous trilogy, improve on them, and then add whatever new awesome ideas that work into the game as well? why is this really such a hard eureka moment to realize? thats exactly what you did with every iteration in the original trilogy, has it changed hands too much since then that this has been forgotten?
game looks cool but really disappointed that they are still leaving so many things out.
Because "things that worked and were awesome about the previous trilogy" are purely subjective. What you consider awesome ideas, many consider arbitrary fluff.
just from glancing at the other topics on the board, i already see alot of people wondering why they took out certain things that people enjoyed about the earlier games. call it subjective if you want, but i have never seen anyone complain about most of the things rockstar used to put in gta... gta4 had people complaining about all kinds of boring crap they added in, you would think that rockstar would have noticed this and tried to pull out all the stops for #5...