@wjb: I got that people loved the environment and just living in the time period but had story issues. And control issues, but sounds like it is just a "Rock Star" game as far as that goes.
I get that someone can start to hate something after a period of time, sometimes you can overlook the little issues, until they just reach a saturation point - like watching my dad have a temper explosion when I was a kid, things would just build and build until he just had it and started yelling at us (my Irish father). I remember getting that way with Darksiders 1, just got to one boss and just said "Fuck this! Fuck you game! I'm done."