Being the elitst, die-hard fan of the original X-COM that I am, I find the new game…offensive, considering the liberties that they're taking with the franchise. I personally think they should have just named the game MAJESTIC and be done with it. It would have been perfect. Unfortunately, nobody ever listens to my good ideas, and they stuck with XCOM.
That said, they've stated now that we're supposed to consider the game a kind of re-imagining along the same lines as the recent Battlestar Galactica series or the Batman reboot films. I guess I can accept that if I try not to think about it too hard.