I think all the complaining about the format is weird. I didn't thinks it was great, but the difference between pointless chatter from developers and executives and playing flute/banjo music is pretty much nonexistent to me. The games looked good, the way it was presented doesn't matter
I thought it was cringy how they had a panel talk about how great the show was. I think they showed 2 games in the first half of the show. If developer/executive chatter was that long in the other shows, it would be just as bad.
2nd half of the show was much better.