Without exaggeration, every update in the past month or two has been crap except titles, emotes, and the whip update. No bot stoppers, no new areas, crappy quests, gimmicky crap, etc.
So let's just go ahead and review from the beginning of May until now in the terms of updates.
May 3- Capes of Distinction. I thought many of these were cool and I know many other people share my opinion.
May 16- Lava Flow Mine. Although I have never played this activity, I've heard it's pretty fun and the gold armor reward is awesome for mining.
May 25- Death Hats. This one goes to you because these are pretty lame, despite the positive graphics boost to Draynor.
June 1- Fremennik Sagas. know very little about this one, so I don't feel justified judging it, although it appears to lean to the more suckish side.
June 7- Deadliest Catch. One word: Crap
June 14- Troll Invasion. A fairly good new activity giving both combat and non-combat options.
June 28- Loyalty Program. I big debate over this one obviously, but I still see this as a fairly cool update and you said you like the titles and emotes.
July 1- Behind the Scene. Promises some great and really cool things in July like Clan Citadels, whip update, and a new quest. Hopefully Jagex can back up their talk.
July 5- Salt in the Wound. The the release of a much anticipated quest that looks like fun despite the low requirements. Jagex also kind of shot them selves in the foot here by releasing this new axe thingy which is much like the loyalty program, but in my opinion much worse.
So, in conclusion, I count 5 good things with the promise of more to come as compared to 3 bad things and one that could go either way. Maybe you don't share my opinion of these updates but I think if a company can get more then 50% of their updates right then they are doing fine.