Honestly this doesn't piss me off at all (and I bought Ragol Edition + Ragol Fashion pack, + another sub). I also didn't play JP much at all.
The game is old. It needs to be updated. I was EXTREMELY surprised when they announced it for NA when they did last year, because the game is 8 years old now and that's a really long time to wait to release it in the West. While you could argue they are being "predatory", the only thing they are being "predatory" with are optional cosmetic items. The actual gameplay is completely free. The bulk of the cosmetics can be sold and purchased in the auction house, or even traded if you have a kind friend who doesn't mind parting with stuff.
Both sides of the argument are right. This is both an expansion/upgrade, and a new game. The old game is getting the new engine and graphic overhaul, while New Genesis will feature a larger open world to explore. While the combat will likely be the same, I feel like the way you experience the game will be different. I am getting the impression New Genesis will be open more akin to something like Black Desert Online (not AS open though, I'm sure there will be multiple planets to explore), but the worlds/stages will be much larger. Exploration might be a thing here. Meanwhile, PSO2 will remain as it always has been, with a single lobby and a ton of instances.
My real concern are the AC/Cash Shop cosmetics. If those transfer over too then there's absolutely nothing to fret over. If they don't then I'll be slightly disappointed (only slightly though, because I've always been of the mindset the next PSO was right around the corner).
I do think this community needs to calm down and enjoy what exists though. SEGA has made a lot of mistakes, but the game is still fun and I'd rather the series exist than it not. The game having issues with a lot of people on PC seems more to do with Microsoft than SEGA, so I feel like much of the anger needs to be directed towards Microsoft Store staff as opposed to SEGA staff. There seems to be a link between Windows Updates, the Microsoft Store, and permissions. So screaming here or on SEGA's twitter is like yelling at the messenger, where the messenger is probably some intern whose only real job is to paraphrase an email they get as they get them. The devs are based in Japan and I suspect the localization team only translates. But again, the PC concerns seem to be more a Microsoft issue than a SEGA issue.
This also makes sense to me why we're getting cash shop items so freaking fast. They really are on a tight time table here to get us caught up/give people opportunities to unlock cosmetics they want. Because this has me thinking the bulk of the cosmetics WILL transfer. So I think once we get Nier, yes you can probably run around the shiny New Genesis lands as 2B.
Anyway, I also kind of wish this community would be nicer to each other. We all want to play and enjoy the game (at least I think we all do), so even IF someone says something you don't agree with, that doesn't really call for you to be rude to them, belittle them, etc. Friendly communities are great. Let's try to be friendly, please?