I’ve seen various sub-communities of the AoE series calling the game, specific design choices or a slight diversion from how things are handled in their favourite age game a failure or disaster. All of them for very different but also very specific expectations, most of which cannot be reasonably expected to be fulfilled by a game in todays markets, if said game wasn’t specifically designed to copy whatever their favourite game in the series happens to be. Most of these posts or comments start with the author projecting their own (unreasonably specific) expectations on the community and/or target audience at large. Add some extra spice by calling the devs incompetent or lazy. Never mind the fact that this series consists of vastly different games with lots of variety in design choices, features, visions and USPs.
This opening post is a prime example. Honestly, the lack of reflection and self awareness would be funny, if it wasn’t so sad.
No, “all people who played the beta” are not complaining about the same problems. There are issues for sure. Lots of things need to be fixed or adjusted for launch. You would however be hard-pressed to find more than a few that a majority can actually agree on.