I get that hyperbole is how the internet works, but I've got to wonder where you're getting your feedback. What I've been seeing is lots of people like me who are absolutely freaking out about it, and then lots of people saying that EA has completely ruined the franchise because of reasons. The "lukewarm" contingent is under-represented. I think the accusation came from the fact that almost all of the stuff you mentioned: is included in the game, and several of them are even explicitly covered in their own video. Except for churches, and the actual physical scale of the city maps, it's all there.