Agh, what a shame....I had hopes that they'd follow up HuniePop with something better... but all the reviews for this game that I've seen are pretty much alike I'm not really into grinding and will never be one of those types of people, that being said I do hope that whoever does find it enjoyabe gets to have their fun with this one.
Hope they make something better for their next one. If they even make a next one
I definitely agree with most of what you said.
I think what kind of kills the game isn't so much the grind (although it can get frustrating there too) but the lack of true rewards.
I'm not asking for straight up porn, but even when you unlock the hairs and dresses, all you get is a single CG. That's it. At least Huniepop gave you 4 CGs.
I wish they really had invested more time into rewarding the player, because dick trophies aren't the answer.
And this is coming from someone who actually LIKED the new artstyle and was hoping for it to be explored. Sadly, it didn't.