Phile I do agree with some of your points, but if you think much about it the actualy gameplay in DayZ is more PvP based, and less PvE based.
One of the reasons this is the case is the zombie spawn points. Rather than randomly spawning and moving around the map, the zombies only spawn around cities and hunting shacks, and even then they only spawn when you are within a certain vicinity. Hopefully the idea of a persistent world will be better provided by The War Z.
I do agree that third person should not be limited, as it is simply a more intuitive interface for things like crawling.
Forsedar, from what I have seen it doesn't look like you have actually played DayZ yet. I would heavily suggest you do. The game is the best PvE that I have ever seen ( Remember I said PvP is more prevelant, and a large focus for many players, but the PvE is AMAZING). I have made 1 friend in the game, and have played some with my brother as well. Whether I am playing solo, with my brother or with a friend the game is amazing. My favorite portion of the game is eluding zombies, and working towards goals that i set for myself.
These goals can be as simple as finding a box of matches, and god damn if it isn't a whole lot of fun. At one point I played my character as a hunter, found a box of matches, a hunting knife, and a hatchet. I hunted boar for hours, filled my canteen at inland water sources, and lived in the woods, with very little zombie interaction. Eventually i ran to close to a city and died.
Maybe im one of the few who enjoyed this playstyle, but boy was it alot of fun.
The only thing that has killed my will to play the game is the hackers, when you aren't hurting anyone and somebody insta kills the entire server it gets really frustrating. But you should truly try DayZ. It worth every penny of the $30.
The hackers in DayZ are really the main reason im excited about The War Z, or standalone DayZ. Honestly ill probably just buy both. For whatever reason Im really into zombie apocalypse stuff right now, from the walking dead tv series to the walking dead telltale game, and the walking dead graphic novel.