I was done with the series (didn't buy Ascension) and not at all excited about it when it was announced at E3 however many years ago.
The new direction made me interested, though, and I'm playing it now and loving it.
I'm sorry this guy and others don't like this direction, but I'm happy others really like it. I'm sure there will be other games that I'm disappointed in that others will like.
Owner of PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Switch, PS Vita, and 3DS