Most of what you listed is the bare minimum for a Gears game relative to previously set standards (excluding Escape and private game lobby lists).
Where's ranked Execution? Where's Cole, Baird, Dom, or any Locust character besides RAAM (who you could only get through a limited-time Gears 4 challenge)? Why is there such poor power weapon variety? Why are only five
of the "new" maps actually new (or three if you don't include beta maps lol)?
The gameplay is possibly the best it's ever been but the actual content, at least for Versus, is abysmal. I'm level 55 now and I've barely gotten anything as a reward. The supply drops are pathetic--it's mostly just bloodsprays and emblems, not even camos or character skins.
I know why they do this shit--so it's easy for them to feed you "new" content that isn't new. OG Cog pack featuring Cole, Baird, Dom and Hoffman--get it in October for 2,000 iron!
Also they kept talking about "player-friendly" microtransactions but then go and sell a fucking thumbs-up emote for $10? Are you shitting me?
I gotta say though, Horde being 60fps on Xbox is pretty sweet. Actually beat all 50 waves in my first public match with randoms tonight.