Personally, I don’t have a problem with no splitscreen, mostly because I don’t play splitscreen at all, and most people don’t as well. I empathize with the people who do have a problem with this however, especially for whom it was a regularly used feature.
Not having playable elites for multiplayer is not a bad thing as most people make it out to be. In reality, they are much bigger than Spartans, especially Spartan IV’s, so they would in theory be a lot easier to hit. Halo 5’s Multiplayer is made with absolute balance in mind, and having two species that vary in size, durability, movement, strength, and technology would canonically break Halo.
I believe that the Armor customization is more than enough, compared to every game except maybe reach, it has more armor options and combinations than any other Halo.
I really love firefight but I’m not entirely sad to see it go. The direction Halo: Reach took firefight was not much my style, but that might have just been the game mechanics itself producing that effect. Warzone is, in my opinion, a good evolution to firefight, its not the exact same thing, but I’m sure many of the people who loved firefight will find themselves enjoying Warzone as well.
I don’t mind that Spartan Ops is leaving because honestly the gameplay was very dry. It did not provide that much of a challenge compared to the Campaign which personally dragged it down for me, infinite lives and big open battlegrounds just did not work that much in Halo 4. I personally didn’t enjoy it, and much of the effort put into it was for naught, as most people did not continue to play it, or even play it at all.
With how Halo 5 is implementing microtransactions I don’t will be a detriment to the overall Warzone experience. Some people will pay for things that I will get just by playing, and those items don’t prove much of an advantage in the long run. I foresee most of the people utilizing the microtransactions being not as skilled as players who choose not to get them, they want to have an advantage (even if it is only slight).