First, 343, I think it's awesome that you're going to give us ODST and Relic as an apology. I think it's a really good thing.
That said, what I want more than anything else is for MCC multiplayer to work. When I do manage to find a game that isn't 4v3 or 50 to 10 or something similar, it's so much freaking fun.
I think everyone would like for matchmaking to work first, then get ODST. I really do believe that if matchmaking isn't working before you get ODST out, you're going to loose the already dwindling MCC community. The longer matchmaking doesn't work, the more people that are going to leave and never return. I'm sure there are already a bunch of people that have left never to return. I feel you're drawing closer and closer to an event horizon of MCC being unplayable because of a low player base.
I know I'm a big nobody and there's no reason 343 should listen to me, but I feel this so strongly and desperately don't want it to happen. I know everyone wants MCC to last 5, 10, 15 years but the longer MM doesn't work, the less and less likely it'll happen.
Concerned Halo Fan