I completely forgot about this second trip to Traverse Town.
One thing I will actually praise Dream Drop Distance for, it's that it does a pretty good job at foreshadowing many of the twists and plot points that come up in the end game. It's nothing I can get into now, but I look forward to elaborating on it later.
And as for Maleficent... who cares? I don't. She stopped being relevant a long time ago.
Sam also brings up a great point that there is a degree of casual sexism in the game with regards to how it treats female characters. We went into it with Kairi way back in Kingdom Hearts 1, and Sam was right to call it out with Shiki in this game.