Case in point: I recently posted in the comments section on a game news site "Maybe if you hated No Man's Sky at launch, you wouldn't know because the base building is pretty fun." I even went as far as to say "Feel free to still fucking loathe the game and the devs, just saying it's kind of a different game now."
My replies on that site have been blowing up since I posted that about 24 hours ago, with diatribes from total assholes about "how dare I defend Hello Games/NMS." Really long fucking diatribes, too, you guys. I guess I'm a total asshole and scum-of-the-earth for suggesting maybe some people who still own it that were bitterly disappointed might be able to enjoy it now.
Can we just let our resentments and disappointments go, maybe? That's not uniquely a gamer thing, but it's definitely a problem in gamer culture. I remember how much I hated Megaman X7 (literally one of the worst games ever made) but I didn't feel the need to rip into Capcom and internet strangers because I just accepted I made a bad purchase and moved on with my life. If someone told me they loved it, I'd question their taste silently in my head, and wish them success with the thing they enjoy.
And don't even get me started on the people that flip the fuck out at indie devs that dare to charge more than $5 for their game. Steam discussions on indie titles are the goddamned worst.