Yes, the Warband fans want a better Warband many new players doesnt even know Warband and want a cool medieval pvp MP, its like a 3 front war youll never win (SP community, MP community, modding community wich need tools).Since March 2020, there is one thing that seems to be pointedly correct and that is that this community has been split between two ideal's and audiences; the
long-lastinglong-lasted veterans of warband and previous titles and the new generation of mount & blade. Something I can whole-heartedly say, and hope I speak for most of us here, it's that the former got the very short end of the stick from what we wanted, expected and was presented to us, whereas the latter seems to be reasonably content and some actively defending the game.
Again yes, the relation between you and a king for example you have choosen to serve was much bigger even you have explored the area for the thousandth time and you are hunted by significantly larger armies while driving cows into the right direction.My biggest gripe with the game is the robotic gameplay loop that is Bannerlord compared to Warband., I remember when I first heard of the clan and influence system, it sounded great on paper and can probably still be okay, but for what it is right now it is in complete opposition of expansive roleplay idea as everything is limited to in what we wanted more of, and that is meaningful player to character relation's. This is because there are only two important values that trump anything else, influence and clan rank, you could murder a good portion of someone's family and they will hate you as in their (clan) relationship to you, but that doesn't matter because you can still do whatever you want as long as you have influence. this. totally. breaks. immersion.
In Warband you'd spend your early to late game improving relations with certain lords and deteriorating with others as a direct result of the player's actions, this was important as gathering those lord's would be essential to your future. It didn't even have to be directly by the player, because as stated above:
all passively affected anonymous lord's relationships to you, little thing's just like turning up to feasts, winning in tournament's, courting a women of a family that accepts you, or doesn't accept you, fighting those lord's in return for that woman/man, spiting other lord's that were also infatuated with the lady you was courting, would win or lose your standing with them.
It sucks that many things wich made Warband SP great are completely missing, but hey we can play now Tablut with risking a game crash.