Thank you for being actually decent instead of being like "this game was made by the worst company in the world, Omar should burn and die in a hole and everyone who buys it needs to be burnt on an altar that hails Nintendo". This sums up at least 2 of the many arguments made.
You should have left BO2 out of your post, as it kills any validity about the "value" of a game.
If you want to talk about "bare minimums" let's talk about how Activision throws out the same game with a slightly modified MP and a short as hell SP that's as short as some DLC and the fact that this is consistently a $60 game.
Sanity is a one trick pony, all you get with it is rational thought, but with crazy the sky's the limit.