I think, depending on loyalties, some people play games (even great games) just looking for something--anything--to complain about. After four playthroughs, the OP doesn't hate TLoU. He friggin' loves it and it pisses him off as much as it pissed me off!!
Sometimes when I kill people in last of us, they spin out like a human frisbee. I wasn't looking for anything to complain about. When I was doing survivor mode, and I had almost no bullets, and almost no supplies, no health packets, or anything, I didn't blame the game for it, it was survivor mode. I always play through once on normal to learn the game first, then I crank it up to maximum difficulty the next time, if I wanna do it again.
Grounded costs 5 bucks, so they can keep it.
I'm just annoyed most by the games odd behaviors that I know shouldn't be happening. People are shooting, why are you not running? I can understand being counter hit for swining a pipe too early. I can understand getting shot for sticking my head out too long. But why does Joel feel so slow? Because he's not running when I need him to and it's getting me killed.
Then, that idiot Henry is running circles around the enemy while I'm trying to strangle another. Why is his AI so stupid that he can't help me? I wont even complain about the bad aim, or the bullets fired by them being weaker. At least do something so they don't get a clear shot on me.
There's no manual, and the digial one is like... 2 pages?...