Real ale in the ground
More toilets, and ones that look like they could have been cleaned at least twice a season
Mobility access for older/disabled fans is pretty good - my dad needed to use this for a period and the people involved and service were much better than expected.
Massive walk around a shopping center on closed roads, desolate, depressing and in no way feels like you are going to the football, no atmosphere or passion. Also not great for the older supporter or those who have some mobility impairment but don't want to use the mobility services.
Distance from the pitch, ridiculous especially when you compare it to the lies about not moving unless the seats were as close or the lies that were the stadium mock ups. The fact that you could build the emerites inside the OS around the pitch and half the seats would be outside tells you everything you need to know.
Prices, yes if you want to use a Sherpa and oxygen tanks you can get a very cheap ticket, but if you want to see a touchline without binoculars the prices are similar to what you were paying before despite being 30 feet further back. Price of food/beer is stupid given the quality (except for the rib man who is well worth whatever he wants to charge
). Not to mention spitting in the faces of disabled fans over their rises and the rises of ST for children in some areas of the stadium.
Atmosphere, distance from the pitch, roof and worst migration in history have killed the atmosphere and killed any chance of 12th man intervention or intimidating an opposition.
Covered seats - promised every seat would be covered by the roof, while I'm sure there is some sort of technical truth to it as soon as it rains the front 12-20 rows get wet (this sums up most of the promises from the board, bare minimum to technically sort of do it but actually it's all bollox done as cheaply as possible).
Roof - I asked one question when migrating, where will the sun be during a 3 o clock kick off in relation to the seats I'm being offered, they ****ing lied.to my face. Additionally during our first ever game there against Juve the sun coming through the roof was magnified by it and I saw an older supporter pass out because of it, while I think they've done something about this it is still a **** roof that does all the wrong things.
Football - barring the second half of last season we've been fed poor fare at the toilet bowl. Largely due to minimum investment in playing staff with the two best players we've had there choosing to force moves away rather than continue.
Transport - while there are more lines into Stratford than just the one as per Upton Park, after the soul crushing stop go through the same desolate wasteland of empty roads you trudged up before squinting at **** football half a mile away, the station is vastly overcrowded. Due in no small part to the shopping center but also poor design, stupid access routes and the fact that it's a popular and well served hub for people going into London so already crowded without 30k football fans and 15k daytrippers. The wait and then charge for trains is no better for most than Upton Park whilst admittedly better connected in sheer number of services.
Death of the boxing day game - we will never have another boxing day home game. Which is ****ing ludicrous.
Lies lies and more lies - seats as close as UP, covered seats, world class team in a world class stadium, next level, more funds, more competitive, fit for purpose and on and on and ****ing on.
I could have just said no I suppose...