I just want something that performs well on day 1. While it's nice to get a new engine and killer graphics, it's always a drag when high-end hardware tanks on a new game. By the time we can all play it the way it was meant to be enjoyed, it's old news and $5. Seems like devs would want something people would be ready to play and enjoy before it hits the sale sheet.
I agree and I get what you're saying... and this isn't directed at you but: We can't win. Either something is a "shitty console port" so it can run well or it's "poorly optimized" if it actually makes our PCs crack a sweat.
I like what I see with GTA 5. It scales well up and down and runs well for just about anyone and if you want to soar with the jets it's time to whip out the wallet. Good. That's the way it should be.