I actually enjoyed Watch Dogs, but I realize it was pretty much just GTA with hacking mechanics added in. I can understand the gripes against it, though. Overall I don't mind Ubisoft's formula (collectibles, unlockable maps/tower points, etc), even though I agree it's getting overused. Maybe my expectations just weren't as high for that game.
I did pick up AC: Unity used from Gamefly yesterday for $12.99. That's the right price point for me for that game. I've played every other AC game minus Rogue and Liberation, so I am looking forward to it. Ubisoft hasn't completely lost me as a consumer yet.