Being able to customise yourself with different skills isn't really a bad thing either, and not wanting it in any form just because CoD lets you does seem a bit short-sighted. Sure, dislike the changes themselves if you want, but they really aren't bringing the core gameplay any closer to CoD. Most gameplay videos so far have shown just how much it retains that Halo feel.
Kirby is the man! Even if he wasn't, he'd just ingest and become one.