What's so bad about PlayStation Classic?
PlayStation Classic includes Grand Theft Auto 1, Resident Evil 1, Twisted Metal 1, and Rainbow Six 1. It has critically acclaimed titles like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Syphon Filter, and Rayman. It has R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, which was one of the best racing games on PlayStation. It has Battle Arena Toshinden, which was a launch title for PlayStation. It has rare gems like Intelligent Qube, and the bizarre title Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.
It includes two original PlayStation controllers. Other than a few missing popular titles, like Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, I don't see anything wrong with the game collection. Most likely, licensing and rights issues were the reason some games were excluded. Gran Turismo and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater have music that could cause issues with rights, for example. I don't get the issue some have with some of the games being the PAL (European version). You can still play these games, even if their motion is a bit slower.
It would've been nice to see certain superior sequels, like Resident Evil 2, Twisted Metal 2, and Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear. But for whatever reasons, rather licensing issues, keeping the console below 100 dollars, etc, they were excluded. Most of the 20 titles included are historically important to the PlayStation, so it's probably best to include the first entries in their series anyway.
PlayStation Classic seems to be about the beginning of PlayStation, even including the original controllers. When I hear people bash it, it's usually about "so-and-so game I loved isn't there," like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater or Smackdown, for example. They then completely ignore the rest of the system.
So what's this all actually about? What's so bad about PlayStation Classic? From what I can see, Sony didn't do anything wrong. I don't agree with the game collection being bad, as most of the games clearly are not. I don't mind PAL versions. I don't mind it's only 20 games. I like the original controllers. So what's the problem?