It's their job.
If you don't care about certain things, you just have to disregard that.
It's just like how Brad said Far Cry 3 was "unplayable" on consoles. He is obsessed with framerate and other graphical issues, so I knew, hey this is probably fine. And it was. The framerate wasn't good, but it was perfectly playable.
Some games get beaten down for 'using a mechanic similar to another title'. Others get praised to heaven for 'making clever use of mechanics similar to another title.' All about taste.
Yeah this is so true.
How often do you hear people complain about games all playing the same, then when a shooter comes out, if it doesn't have the CoD control scheme it's criticized? Shit like that bothers me, so going from what I say above, I know to disregard that kind of criticism.