There's an important distinguishing point to make here. The following argument has played out between two camps at least 10 times since 3BC's release:
John: 3BC sucks!
Jane: 3BC rocks!
John: I got everything I needed and it was easy to complete on the hardest difficulty on the first day
Jane: The airship fights are awesome and I really like the aesthetics
John: You're wrong
Jane: No you
At first glance it appears that John and Jane have mutually exclusive opinions which cannot be reconciled. On closer examination, John and Jane are not actually disagreeing. John is interested in things like loot, XP, and a challenging experience. Jane enjoys new combat modes and visuals. So when someone states that they love/hate 3BC, consider first the yardstick that they are using to measure 3BC. Arguing that OVERALL 3BC sucks for x, y, z reasons is reasonable, but trying to tell someone else their priorities are "wrong" is an exercise in futility. The converse is true, trying to tell someone that the novelty of flower-sniffing contributes to content staying power is an oxymoron.