The interface that the original black ops was far superior to elite. As a "winter" player primarily I have almost no use for the content drops sent out after the golf season and frankly it seems as I never get the opportunity to play the first drop. Dome - hardhat - dome - hardhat seems hoe it ends up. I much preferred the random vote on Blops that would at least get you some map variation. I'm on the fence, but leaning against the purchase.
Although the ability to vote for maps has been a wonderful feature in a lot of games (Halo, Call of Duty, Gears of War are all great examples) that give the players the choice of which maps to choose, I kind of wonder if it actually limits variety & becomes a big "f* you!" to the game developers. Sure, you have choice in which maps to choose, but only if you have the majority of the vote to go with it - this means the whole thing boils down to a popularity vote or whichever maps are easiest to play on or take advantage of... While the rest of the game's maps are left on the side of the curb. Sure the choice lets developers know which maps are preferred by the community (& could even influence future map design), but those same developers put a lot of hard work into ALL of the maps, not just a few. Personally, I kind of like the idea of removing the ability to vote. It forces players to appreciate all the maps & become even more skilled than they otherwise would be in a variety of different environments & situations rather than just 1 or 2... At the very least, there should be an optional playlist that included everything (6v6 random maps & gametypes) where voting is not allowed. I'd play that playlist just for the sake of variety. Sure you may not always get what you want, but that's what helps people grow stronger, wiser, & adapt. So go ahead, take a slice out of life - it might taste great or terrible, but at least you'll have the experience!