I had an interesting week at work last week. More about that later. Right now I wanted to offer a little bit of realistic take on some of the criticism in general.
Some stuff is only popular because it caters to the lowest common denominator.
Fair enough, but if it’s popular then it makes it the new norm.
Your opinion of the norm doesn’t really matter (in particular to the lowest common denominator folks) but you have a job to do and things to accomplish.
You look at the new landscape, new rules and play to win.
Everything else is just details. Would you rather be bitching and lose or give it your best shot?