And likewise nobody said they wanted an "excuse to turn this into an old games vs new games discussion" so let's not jump to conclusions there either, eh? Regardless, it doesn't need to be stated explicitly for one to see that this is the unwritten rule the three amigos are trying to enforce around here. If there is a habitual, persistent pattern across threads of mocking people who voice criticism of certain games, and also mocking people who praise aspects of others, you're making the conclusion clear yourselves. Indeed, that is the whole point of the behaviour. It wouldn't be done if one didn't want others to internalise a lesson about what they should and shouldn't express, and you're not fooling anyone by hiding behind the plausible deniability coward's cover of "but nobody said it outright". I mean, at least Gun Powder B is honest about wanting a hugbox and openly declares it ITT.
Also, let's not revise history here. The user you're referring to didn't dump some low-effort five-word bait post signed with a caps lock LOL like in your sensationalized example (although, if you would like me to, I could link you to just such a post by Turo602 written in another thread in which you yourself participated). They prefaced their post by stating their experience with the series, ranked the games they'd beaten as per the topic, and explained why the games they liked least were the games they liked least. Had they written that the controls were "mindnumbingly stupid" in the absence of any other substance, their post would have been more like your example of bait. As is, it was a small portion of a perfectly on-topic reply to a thread, no matter how much you try to spin it.
There are plenty of people who don't like tank controls and I have nothing against those who feel like they just can't get used to them, but there's a difference in how you choose to present your words.
Yes, in general you'll find that people word their thoughts in a more inflammatory, preemptively defensive manner in rigid environments which force consensus. You know, Rage Against the Machine is quite a provocative band name, but asking them to "present their words" more carefully would be rather missing the point, wouldn't it? And for what it's worth, your Jurassic Park analogy presumes that the user hasn't played the classic games. They don't say that anywhere in their post, and you could reasonably infer that they in fact must have played them, or else how did they come to dislike the controls so much?
Anyway, overall I just feel pretty let down, I guess. I remember encountering much more variety of opinion during my time on message boards many years ago. I was hoping for ResidentEvil.org, not ResidentEvilButNotAfter4.org. Conversely, all the other places to discuss RE online are the opposite, where people who prefer the classic games get unduly bashed. I was hoping just to find one place where everybody could be different. I thought I'd found it, and your comment about people being neutral in the site hosting thread convinced me of it. But there's no escaping the polarization of everything at the moment. I suppose it's a sign of the times.