Like, I grew up enjoying them just as much as LucasArts adventure games, equally enjoying them, never really heard otherwise (in fact, Sierra games were huge parts in pushing new technical standards forwards due to their popularity), and yet there's been this sudden movement online in the last few years to like, rewrite history or something saying that Sierra's releases were awful and LucasArts were the only ones worth playing and such.
People tend to incredibly over-exaggerate their problems, particularly when it comes to the issue of deaths - death rarely comes out of nowhere, it offers a joke or hint when you die, and make use of your 99 damn save slots. Complaining that you have to save in adventure games is akin to complaining about not having regenerating health in an FPS. ScummVM autosaves every 5 minutes now anyway, and if you somehow did mess up so badly that you'd need to start over while also neglecting to ever save, guess what? These games are like 10 to 20 minutes long if you know what you're doing so you can get back there from the start in just a few minutes.
They'll also often pull examples of supposedly "arcane puzzles", all of which are invariably from the same two games (King's Quest 5 and Gabriel Knight 3), and somehow ignore that they were all made by different teams and despite some similar sounding names, King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Quest for Glory, and Leisure Suit Larry don't share any development team beyond just actual coding, each being written and designed by totally different people. Not to mention, the majority of complaints that people level as "Sierra problems" are in actuality, "Roberta Williams problems".
I guess I'm just confused because when other genres don't hold your hand and let the player figure it out, it's celebrated, but when adventure games do it, they get crapped on for not being super easy no-death walks in the park like Telltale Games releases.
Incidentally, what causes this "revisionist history" thing I see a lot of on the Internet lately? Before this, it was stuff like "The Genesis never even stood a chance against the SNES". Is it people just echoing each-others' half-remembered assumptions instead of ever checking into things themselves?