It's not technically a lie. There is a middle-term between being completely honest and upfront or being a liar, and it's a middle-term just about every company ever is very happy to dance in. Welcome to capitalism.
That's quite a blatant denial of reality right there. You can like and enjoy a game while still acknowledging it's faults, there's no need to defend it just cause you bought it.
I'm not defending it from the backlash it received, I'm saying it deserved it. I've enjoyed this game while acknowledging it's faults since forever. And I'm not in denial over anything right now. All I'm saying is that the promises that were made prior to this game's release, have now been fulfilled, so technically they weren't lies because I don't think they ever specified that those promises were gonna be in the vanilla version. Obviously, everyone expected that the game they bought at launch would have those things, because that was what the promises implied, but they never explicitly said it'd happen - for being unclear about the state of the product they were releasing and selling it based on hype created over promises of content they didn't have at the time, they do deserve the backlash they got.
They also deserve a bare minimum of respect for having doubled down on their game and fixing all the issues people had with it. Is it the right way to go over releasing a game? No, absolutely not. What they did was wrong. But you know, they could've just left their game as it was back then, saving themselves loads of money, time and effort. People had already bought it anyway, right? That would've been a lot worse, but they didn't do that. You can say that's the least they should've done, and I agree to an extent, but there are a lot of companies out there who don't do even that much.