I don't have a problem with the different ways to solve an issue, I have a problem with the game's overall theme. It's not Cyberpunk like 2020 is, or like 2077 will be. Pondsmith has said it himself. It's basically just science fiction with augmentations... that's about it. Augmentations make the main character a hero, which isn't how it's going to be in 2077. Augmentations are just there to.. augment you.
They are a blessing and a curse, but they don't make you all that special. Augmentations are commonplace, everyone has them in some form (Cheap or otherwise), there probably won't be much in the way of "aug vs non aug" warfare. Hell, even the cops have them.
I wasn't all that impressed by the newest Deus Ex games' storytelling and I didn't play the old ones (I did play System Shock, though). Specifically the latest game had a garbage fire of an ending, apparently cut content for DLC or something like that. It didn't leave a good taste in my mouth and made me regret buying it...
But, yeah, if the only inspiration they want to take is giving players freedom within missions, all the better IMO. Plus, that game let you interact with a ton of objects and read people's personal emails and stuff, so that would be a fun addition too.