Why do you consider "don't like their game that much" as being over dramatic? I am not sitting here in rage and sadness. In opposite to the majority of the guys here I only take serious what has actually been shown to me. And I didn't see a map that fits the proportions I expected.
One guy asked sarcastically if I liked the cruise-ship missions in terror from the deep... I loved them, because the suspense didn't come from an engine spawning aliens into a tiny environment after a trigger was activated. The suspense came from huge numbers of aliens being on a large map looking for me and killing civilians as I proceeded. You could be surprised, you could come late, but you could master such a map by a swift tactical approach. That was a satisfying feeling.
It's not being dramatic, it's sharing opinions and experiences with othe prople who might care.
I saw ingame footage and the game is not what I want in an XCOM game. It's almost impossible that the things that I didn't see yet can make up for the stuff I saw.
There is no reason for them to show only tiny maps with crap like respawning aliens, civilians that just disappear into thin air if you walk next to them or stupid bomb diffusions if they had huge ones with more "realism" to show...
Simply put: everyone who played the original has had their own experience and their own favorite things about the game.
I liked the scope of the missions and the general feeling of being part of an epic global conflict.
The missions they showed on the quick look were always on tiny maps. Those were small, irrelevant skirmishes, not battles.
I loved scouting through a village, checking each and every house for aliens. I loved the gigantic four-story alien vessels, that were very difficult to shoot down and had tons of aliens on board even after it crashed and you started to clear the site.
Firaxis reduced the scope and therefore kind of dumbed it down for me. Why can't people just recreate an old game by updating the graphics and keeping the core intact? Why did Firaxis have to build ridiculously and insultingly dumb missions like "disarm the bomb" with respawning (!!!) aliens that fall from the sky?
Anyways, the quick look confronted my dreams about this game with reality and I guess I have to be thankful for that..