I'm sure its hard to work on big updates all at once, its like trying to do a science project first as you have a whole bunch of little worksheets that are staring at you.bad comparison I know
But what I'm saying is that its not that bad to work on all the little things first before the big things, in fact I'm sure its even possible to be done at the same time. Like you can tell the gfx team to remake the little graphics and they can be added while the levels team are working on some new levels for new shops that are supposedly planned
By the way, didn't you guys say all the hats on zone were going to be remade????