Yes, I agree on those two. Autopilot is a useful feature. Commanders change the game totally and that way seen, it is debatable. And that is where my personal opinion shifts. I would prefer if more effort would be put to older features that need change, enhancement and improvement rather than new features while the game itself needs a fix. Uservoice is full of random junk, but as well minor improvement advice's from back to 2010 that still are undone.
Well, it's not the update itself that is really a problem. It is the fact that commanders since then have been forced upon the community. They are advertised to be this amazing tactical feature which they aren't. Although I do not use autopilot, I agree it is not a bad feature. Commanders in itself aren't either. The way Fizzer acted afterwards was laughable, though.
But Fizzer knows best and no argument there, that everything he does, his goal is to bring in new players and income.
I do not doubt Fizzer wants more players and income. I also do not doubt he does his best to achieve those goals. However, I do sometimes doubt his methods to achieve them.