So popular opinion, I guess that's a fair enough.
Well of course, I'm not so full of myself that I would try to speak for thousands of others, nor do I judge things based on popular opinion.
He does not have to speak for thousands. Sales already do that. And it is very good that you do not base your feelings on popular opinion, because as we know opinions are subjective.
Both Sonic 06 and Sw/Sh are in a state that makes them unplayable to me, but Sw/Sh means future games will be like it, whereas that wasn't the case with 06. That's my opinion, if that makes me not a true Sonic fan to you, lol whatever.
Unplayable to you does not mean broken or that it is a bad game when it is still enjoyable for most players.
You are correct about the possibility however that you may never see the changes you want when this happens to be the case. You have every right to feel upset and no one blames you for that. At the same time you cannot blame other people for enjoying something you could not even make an attempt at.