It will always be this way. Some will never leave their formulas and try things, it's not logical. Those people have no experience but will be the boldest and loudest to tell those who have experience and found differences that they're wrong. They've determined it not to be of their view of acceptable value. Our bodies are corrupt, not as accurate as a piece of measurement gear, just about every negative method possible to justify their opinions. Of course the biggest method is the value of a component. Judging how people spend their money as foolish, naive, etc. to shame the opposing side and get a flock to follow their side of an argument. And that's mostly what it is, people who love to win arguments, not someone what gives 2c about your financial well being. The best advice to such nonsense is to try it yourself and ignore the debate. It tells a lot about your interest and if you are sincere in learning or just want to choose a side of an argument. Ignorance has been around a long time because it is so easy to maintain. Experience takes effort.
When you look at all the systems on here and elsewhere, something should be obvious. There are about as many with gear that's argued against as there are those arguing. The reason there is high end gear isn't because of arrogance or vanity or a vested interest in it. They have found a selection of components that combine to make the whole the best of what's right to them, within their means. There is a system for every budget and not meant for everybody. It wouldn't make sense to have a $50 pair of headphones and put a $500 cable on it. So keep the perspective in mind when reading discussions.
This is not to say everything that comes to market is better. This is a sponsored site and the goal is to make money. That's not a bad thing as we all have to live. So in this respect, it is wise to again follow the advice above and try it yourself or follow those you trust that have tried it. There are many hobbyists that try things continuously and have an informed opinion based on their efforts. Then there are those who like to jump on a new product and make claims of fantastic improvement in performance so as to be part of the "cool" crowd. When some experienced hobbyists give a listen and finds it's not what's claimed, it quickly gets pushed off on the newbs while the chatter is hot and it still holds value. Some prices demanded for some of these products is laughable but usually gets "found out" and quickly squashed. Then some are true gems of quality and value. It's part of the journey to explore and learn. If you don't want to explore, that's fine. But don't criticize those who do because it doesn't fit your view or value system. Everyone is right in their own world.