The games reviews are up to 67% recommended, which is 21% more than pre-F2P
Founders got an additional 27k keys for a total of 30k, which saves them a significant portion of grind. Founders also get people to play the game with, which is the most important thing the devs could have given anyone. Adaptations? Founders don't have to pay keys to unlock them if they already owned the character, saving them from even more grind.
I've been having more fun with evolve than I ever had, a lot of others feel the same way.
All in all I feel like we've gotten a lot. People are bound to disagree, and that's fine. Is the game perfect as it is now? No. Does it have as much depth as it used to? No. But the majority of players did not like the way it was prior.
You don't have to play stage two, you can go to Evolve properties, hit the beta tab, and select Legacy Evolve if you'd rather wait a year to find a game.
Meanwhile, I'm going to keep having fun with Stage Two, as founder who believes this game is at least for the most part better now. I look forward to seeing whats on the horizon.