This is exactly why pubs don't want people streaming early. A friend of mine saw SC Blacklist before release and it was the "assault" style of gameplay. Needless to say he didn't buy it. But I just finished it and it was definitely a great stealth game.
Well the fact you claimed it looks like an early X360 game just makes me think it is a rather hyperbolic statement, up there with the previous PS2 comments. You guys have really forgotten what it was like eight years ago hey?
And how do games without such an event test small scale multiplayer such as that? In the real world, often with other reviewers.
Basically, we won't know if the new code is a pile of shit or if it has Uplay connection problems like Trials until release (although the latter we may not have found out anyway as it could be an issue with a lot of people trying to logon).
But please remember that reviewers also didn't give a lower score for GTAV not launching with its multiplayer component ready, which ended up being a huge clusterfuck for the first week it launched and full of glitches for months.
Pampered or not, at least reviewers have some idea what to expect with Watch Dogs multiplayer.