Frankly, I find this kind of uproar incredibly immature. Remember when it was fashionable to bash on Roger Ebert because he refused to take games seriously as art? Guess what, that's changing, and it seems to me that that same kind of gamer suddenly realized they don't like it. It's gone from "why won't people treat games more seriously?" to "it's just a game! Stop taking it so seriously!"
Because art gets actual analysis and criticism. People will tease out themes and messages within the narrative. This is a good thing for the medium, and people getting hyper-defensive about it aren't helping.