I get ya. Even the $40 price is pushing it. To be fair, I'm sure there'd be many fans who would make a fuss if 343 did significantly alter the game. Just look back at the reactions to the Star Wars Special Editions. That's unfortunately true. I can understand where you are coming from. A lot of people probably judge it mainly just for what is there in the game, rather than what could be. Can't argue with that. True. However, I still consider the game being faithful to the original as a positive thing at least to some degree.