Yes, unfortunately, as much as I like the classic Epcot, the fact is that Future World as it stands is embarrassing. It probably should just be all torn out and started over (except Spaceship Earth). There is no cohesive theme, no backstory, and no purpose. But as stated earlier in the thread, the majority don't care. Build popular IP attractions and people come.People don't care about the Epcot FW pavilions now because, with the exception of Spaceship Earth and I'll throw in Living With the Land as its a personal fave, they honestly are trash. No care has been put into maintaining FW and it shows badly. Test Track is a snooze now, Mission Space is meh, Seas offers nothing exciting, and the new Soarin is an inferior CGI extravaganza to its predecessor, while the current Imagination is horrendous and deserves to be ripped out and put to the history books. There is nothing inspiring about Future World anymore. I would love to see the direction of FW go back to its glory days but it ain't happening. Its fine to be upset at the basic tastes of the new fans, but really the blame should only be placed with Disney....not the fans the Company has conditioned to accept the "new"
We are a devoted subset of fans who like things the classic way, but Disney will ultimately do whatever is going to make them the most money. Appealing to masses with easily recognized IP seems to be the way they want to go, and obviously it's working for them. I don't like it any more than anyone else, but from a business POV, it's selling and selling well. As stated in other threads, crowds are almost never light anymore.
I wish we could see things restored, like Imagination, but I just don't think Disney feels there's enough of a market.