I can't believe how someone could say that side quests are fun in this game...like whoch side quests? The ones with Judy and Panam? Well maybe, but I consider those to be somehow main quests, you just don't need to do them.
But other than that those gigs and other missions are just rubbish. I cleared everything in Watson and in Westbrook. Now I can't even name a gig that was somehow interesting, somehow different than others. Why? Cause all feel the same, go there and steal, hack, stealth or kill...and in the end a phone call closes the gig and tells you how awesome you were. Like...there's no interaction with the world not even in side quests. I can't believe how can someone say these missions are better than in Valhalla, even in Valhalla you can see more variety
Peralez and Joshua quests were pretty good. Also Delamain's quest is really good.
Side Jobs are generally pretty fun. Gigs generally suck. Important distinction.