I respectfully took my displeasure to the Waypoint forums. I'd suggest if any of you agree you go there as well. Here's what I wrote there, if you care to read it.
Icebird via 343 forums wrote:I don't post here often but I wanted to voice my opinion on the subject.
I love the anniversary maps and the rest of the DLC. Since the update I've seen Condemed a few times in the regular hoppers but I especially love Big Team on Headlong/Breakneck and Ridgeline. I haven't seen any of those maps since the playlist disappeared. Even if I'm in a party of 8 that has all of the maps we're still not pulling other parties who have them.
I would love to see a playlist that REQUIRES all DLC. I paid for it, I'd like to be able to play it still. Maybe 1 playlist that's 4 vs. 4 and 1 for Big Team. (Even with Anniversary Big Team it still would have been nice to see Highlands or Tempest once in a while). Maybe like some people have said, lower the price of the DLC create some bigger credit incentives for the maps and maybe 343 will move some more map packs and populate these playlists better. I wouldn't think they'd need to be just DLC maps - if the playlist has the stock maps in them I'd certainly consider them in a pre-game vote.
I think COD has these playlists with all DLC required. And the few times I've been in COD they seem to be highly populated.
I'm getting burned out on Halo with vanilla BTB. Nothing but Forge World and Boneyard...
Maybe on Halo 4 there could be a search restriction for map compatibility to mitigate the loss of a favorite playlist.
Thanks to 343 for the fine work you do - I'm simply posting because I'd like to enjoy all of what you've done.
Please consider posting here also if you miss ABTB. This seems to be the go-to thread on the topic. There is a lot of arguing and raging but please also be respectful.