It represents a mediocre and barely acceptable effort at best, considering it was delayed months just to get it to this point. Certainly not enough to push a skeptical buyer like me into paying full price, for all the reasons I already mentioned.
If you happen to be more interested in this game or just feel a lack of other games to play (as you've often mentioned), that might affect what you're willing to compromise, but I already have too many games to play as is.
I'm not saying you have to buy it. I just personally wouldn't consider this a mediocre effort given how demanding it is on much more capable hardware. It was designed primarily for PS5 and Series X after all, something had to give to get it running on systems with much older chipsets, less and slower RAM, and mechanical hard drives.