This is just another case of some in the community assuming what something was and now raging that it's not what they thought. at least 343 is clarifying what the playlist exactly is before it gets released. I am still looking forward to it.
I am one of those people and I think you're exactly right for that reason. I think a lot of people have pointed out but not said outright, the simple naming convention is misleading. Saying 'classic playlist' has pretty obvious implications, if they had called it something like 'Anniversary slayer' or 'classic halo 5 bday party' or almost anything else, we might not have jumped to that conclusion and then perceived 343 was at fault. Whether that possible misdirection was intentional or not is what validate people's opinions either way.
I also agree that im excited to play, even though I am one of those that are totally -Yoinking!- disappointed. as I said earlier I don't like 90% of H5 maps and even if the remakes don't play like they used to, they can't possibly be worse than the misery that is Overgrowth or Molten. Also, I play remade maps in customs with buddies, some work perfectly fine just not the exact same as they used to. Try High Citadel and tell me it's not the -Yoink- :)