I like GTAO better than GTA 4s online. All 4 had to offer was free roam. The other game types sucked besides bomb da base.
The whole rank thing doesn't really bother me to much. It gives people something to work for. It creates unfair advantages at times for lower ranked people. But it's still a lot more fun to me.
Disclaimer: This is only in relation to its usage on the internet. True autism is much more complicated than "not getting it."