Oh I get, trust me I get it, but defending it all cost will amount to nothing.
Also, cancel culture my ass, this was a blatant scam and people have all the rights to complain about it.
It is, did I say it was not?
I wasn't defending the game at all costs. Wasn't even talking about the game inner qualities per se, but about the clickbait article. Nothing to do with the game state. Take a look at my post history if you will, you'll see I got issues with the game despite enjoying it.
I was just stating the obvious : the game is far from perfect but discarding everything CDPR did in CP for the sake of hating is just as childish (maybe even worse) as "defending it at all costs", to quote you. The game has both very weak spots and very strong assets.
I was specifically talking about "no middle grounds" for a reason. Nowadays the way online sites or youtube work require a clear statement / opinion understandable over a few minutes of reading/viewing. Most viewers won't spend much time online and they need to be spoonfed with opinions and arguments they can easily reuse. It eventually promotes those toxic behaviors or either LOVING or HATING without being even able to understand the context behind things or being able to know that most things, in a grown up world, are in shades of gray and not entirely black or white.
My whole statement was to point how bad this can snowball and affect everything, from a whole industry to smaller devs who end up getting death threats and such.