This is exactly the problem - it might feel like a bargain, or it might only be "a twist," as you put it, but we won't know for sure until we start playing. This kind of uncertainty is what reviews are for (not to toot the horn for our industry, or anything).
That said, Firaxis have been really forthcoming about all the content the expansion will add, and it does look huge. Here's hoping it turns out to be good value, even at £35.
Also Rainbow, although a great game is still fairly difficult for a new player to get into. It becomes almost impenetrable because of the general skill level
What the hell are you? XD - The whole point of getting higher gear is so that you can have better odds against other players, meaning you have better chances. So there would be no point to higher gear if that was the case, because then higher gear wouldn't give you any advantage. - People would be more likely to leave the game if that was the case. Because you'd be upgrading something which would turn out to be a fraud.
Wait a few hours, something will happen to change it I'm sure!
I haven't seen the PC version running yet. I'm not sure anyone has, to be honest. But, like you said, Ground Zeroes was a lovely port. Hopefully this is the same, but it's probably sensible to wait. Arkham Knight still hurts.