Yes, having so many similar games (6 if you count psp) is a good reason to start fresh and change things, and I was open to it. You can't blame me tough for expecting nothing but greatness and elite design. Also I'd say it's too different, keep sth at least, want to change tone, keep the pace, concision etc etc.
I kind of see what they were going for, but then can't help but wonder if the potential Kotaku/ Polygon 20 page piece about the perils of repeatedly headbutting smb into a wall had sth to do here as well. A far thought but hey, they're all scared now, that's also sth I'm curious about actually. Also, I'd say that you focus too much on what the masses say, there are dozens of reasons for good reception and only one is quality.
Anyway let's leave it for now, truth is I'm talking a lot out of my atm not that informed rectum tbh.