Oh I am aware but as a new game / expansion I kind of expect steps forward and not steps back.
What you just described is all the more reason why we may not have much content to start out... cause its a new game and like literally EVERY OTHER MMO release, we'll be starting off fresh with future updates adding in more content.
Would it be more of an expansion versus a new game? It is adding onto / running alongside original PSO2 yeah? (Which might honestly be holding it back when it comes to anything "fresh" as they have to implement all of the old weapons/costumes/races/classes/etc.)
Basically I'm just hopeful we aren't giving up everything to get basic PSO2 again in an open world type setting with combat tweaks.