And as always you keep implicitly pretending that is somehow unique to SC. It is not. Pick a famous contemporary musician, actor, anime series, guitar brand, sports team, religion, political ideology or literally anything sufficient people are passionate about and you'll find constantly and incessantly bashing it for years on end will lead to some people giving rather personal responses. Is it a bit odd to associate so strongly with something that attacking the thing feels like attacking the person? No, that is how human identity simply works.On the SC sub i actually had one backer tell me that by being critical of SC i was personally attacking them. Seriously, literally those words. That is a clear indication that some people are waaaaay too invested.
And even if you think that is bizarre, I don't think how it could possibly be any more bizarre than registering at multiple forums, some paid-for, solely to craptalk for years on end a game in development. Or more bizarre than literally saying you wish a project many people are passionate about fails miserably because some random strangers told you 'you dont understand game development' many years ago. But as usual obsessed fanatics have difficulty spotting in themselves what they spend years pointing out in others.
Personally I'd rather be obsessed about something I like than something I don't like, but that is anyone's own choice to make.