For the most part, I like the gameplay. I also only play online versus, so I didn't lose my game mode(s). However, I'm started to agree more with the watered-down-crowd. They seem to have skipped the details in this game, something as simple as replays of goals after games. Now if I want to see a goal I scored, I have to watch the replay right after it happens otherwise I can't. I used to be able to skip (so my opponent doesn't rage quit) and watch them later. I had 3 breakaway goals last night and didn't get to watch any of them.
The hitting is also driving me crazy. It's too easy to hit and every hit seems catastrophic.