I'd honestly suggest that since TC has said he's *never* liked it then it's less to do with individual aspects of the game, or even about one game itself, and more to do with the general gameplay and presentation.
If he'd simply said "I hated GTA4, is 5 worth a shot?" I might have said yes, but if he dislikes the series as a whole, well the next game isn't likely to sway opinions.
Derp, yeah I misread that.. I suppose there is always Gamefly... I'm not sure how Redbox will handle it though, considering the mandatory install disc on 360.