No you got it wrong.
If they wanted to be lazy and not add new features because of a visual rehaul then they could have at least kept the current features and moves intact.
There is no reason why the CURRENT stuff is suddenly taken away.
If they had stayed the same just with new visuals I would have accepted it, but you can't warrant going back 3 years (face it Live fans, this game is looking more like 2002 than 2006) in gameplay and features just to redo the visuals.
EA are a joke in that sense. They take away features so they can add them in the future, for an easy way to say their game is 'new' every year.
I can just imagine their discussion on the first 360 version...
'So guys let's just do what VC are doing with 2K6 and keep the same strong game while making it really look next gen with beast graphics'
'NO WAY... then what the hell are we going to add next year!!?'
'Good point, let's just remove 50% of our good features and moves and slowly add them back in seeing as though this first version is going to sell (no matter how bad it is) on graphics alone'
And I'll post in any forum I like while sticking to the rules.
Yeah it's an Xbox forum, but that doesn't mean everyone here must like Xbox. It means, it's a forum to discuss Xbox. Good or bad.
If you're going to buy the 360 regardless then why worry if someone thinks it's crap? I sense a bit of fear and lack of confidence.
I'm a gaming fan in general without any bias to company/console so if you are like the few others here who can't take criticism of their favourite product then why are you here?
Oh, and a link at 1up showing real gameplay (pretty disappointing really) http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3145095
And the TeamXbox preview with new pics and info... (again, pretty scary that there's no button for crossover or even the right stick on offense or defense)...http://previews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1236/NBA-Live-06/p1/
Such a disappointment considering I have been a 2K fan until this year when I enjoyed Live 06 more.