I think it is a good thing. It gives developers the ability to improve the game after release. In addition it decreases the need of "crunch time" which has been a source of debate within the industry for some time.
Contemplating starting NG+ on Dying Light before sending it back to Gamefly. Slowly making my way through Sunset Overdrive, but it isn't as fun as I imagined. I'll probably finish up that first episode of Life is Strange. Destiny, Warframe, and UFC have stayed in constant rotation.
I think 2015 has more games that appeal to less people than 98 or 08. Games like Persona, FF, Xenoblade are more niche than most. I do think 2015 will be the year we get our first jaw dropping, truly next hen experience on X1 and Ps4