While it wasn't a 10/10 for me like it is for many, I did enjoy the first game, and I've always loved Naughty Dog, so it's been pretty sad hearing all this shit surrounding them right now. Eventually caved and decided to spoil it, and yeah I definitely don't approve of possibly the main characters dying to make room for someone of no consequence to the original game. If Abby's connection to the main characters is really one of those no name doctors with half a minute of screen time, seems like a good sign this sequel was forced and not well planned. Once we see the execution my view could change, but I'm not confident. It strangely feels like this has happened before, hmm.
Ellie is not a defenseless victim, she's killed dozen of Abby's friend by that point. You reap what you sow and Joel and Ellie have caused nothing but pain we cna love the characters but we weren't meant to side with their actions.
So it's going to be challenging? Yea sure that what makes it interesting, so maybe people stop complaining and she how they actually tackle her development and if they fail to make a connection than complain other wise it's pissing into the wind
Complaining about about complainers is pissing to the wind as it will achieve nothing. If the game turns out great, then the complainers will stop complaining and likely become avid praisers, so you don't need to defend a million dollar company by trying to stop them. Also, criticism is not pissing into the wind, it's how anything gets better. While criticisms aren't always 100% valid, at least you know they care actually about the game and want it to be good.