Riiiight. You just can't stand to see anything but your opinion verified by everyone else, so you've concocted this overblown rationale to ensure that that's all you ever see. If all you want to hear is your own words repeated back at you, buy a parrot. Other people have different opinions than you, and they're not going to be Shiny Happy People ones.
The fact of the matter is that many of us USED to enjoy reading these books about these characters (or the actual versions of these characters). Therefore, if we don't like their current handling, we can and SHOULD say so. Silence implies consent, so make your voices heard.
I am not saying you can't disagree with me or that you have to be happy with everything written. Nor am I saying that you cannot be displeased. I am not calling anyone out for anything so please do not take my comments personally. What I am saying is that those, persons unspecified, who spend their time whining are not making a change. Speaking out is one thing, but whining is different. Once again, these companies understand money more than they do online opinions.