I absolutely agree with :
'1. The camera feels like it fights you sometimes. If possible the player should be given more freedom to move the camera without the camera talking back. There's no reason to artificially restrict the player's camera movements and what the player says should win out.'
This has bugged me from the first 10 seconds of play to present. There are times when control of the camera should be taken away - tight areas, stuff getting in the way, but for the rest of the time free control or the option for free control would be very welcome. One of the things I loved the most about Mario 64 was being the director of my own game, flipping the camera around and viewing things from the angle I want while running around. I'm constantly trying to do this in Yooka Laylee and the controls keep fighting back