I don't need explanations of the reasoning behind decisions to enjoy a video game. Its either subjective fun as is or it isn't, the thought process devs went through isn't really relevant to my video gaming preferences.I agree, just explaining the reasoning (and having it not be critically flawed) as used to happen is all that's needed. Some will always hate it, some will always love it & some will make up their own mind.
I read through threads like these & wonder who sits in which category.
They communicate less that they used to due to the increased toxicity :
Content warning : I’ve embedded some tweets to various developers that show the sorts of comments that they receive every day.