I'm on the ship that believes that this team truly upgrades the sport for free because they could not get everything they wanted performed by launch date. I think other games/publishers might be predatory, for Animal Crossing Bells example EA, when they offer dlc before the games are launched, as well as chances to microtransactions.
I mean, the real problem is that the game doesn't have much to offer you.
I believe ACNH had enough time to make it even better considering that they started making it in 2012 and postponed the release in June 2019 to March 2020. I played the game a great deal and while I love the capacity of this but I think that the sport is sloppily made and predatory because they pushed heavily for people to get online subscriptions (such as your island is secured on particular colours, if I need something pink I gotta commerce ) and secured things and lately villagers behind a paywall (you gotta buy amiboos for Sanrio villagers and items).
The main disappointment is villager dialog and character, they are basically equal to each other based on character type and hobby and although some grow on you it is still very underwhelming. In addition, I believe"Free updates" is a bizarre flex since it implies that we are lucky we do not have to Buy Nook Miles Ticket cover things that really must have been there from the start (like more design slots and storage expansions).