I really enjoyed the reveal of William and the man in black being the same guy. I was questioning things when hosts were getting damaged and we were seeing old tech but I didn't connect the dots that William was in the past from this. I found it an interesting technique having us see the same person in two different periods of their life, thinking they are two different people and then having it hit you how much they changed between those two points in an instant with the reveal. Usually we see that as a slow build showing all the difference and what lead to them. Rare to get hit with it all at once like that. My take on some of your minor issues is they were having people treat it like a video game. How many people have kids murdered in video games.