The games press are in a very privileged position where they generally don't have to buy a lot of the games they play, it's understandable that this might skew their view on the value of certain shorter experiences. They also don't have the time to play a lot of longer games. This disparity between critics and their audiences is always going to cause issues of perspective like this.
I don't think calling them assholes is the right way to go about starting this debate and I also haven't seen anyone sneering at us normal folk but it is a discussion worth having.
I agree with this sentiment. Would never want press types to give anything less than their true subjective opinions on a game, but not paying for titles large and small and being tasked with playing games to completion, good or bad, changes the perception of value. At the very least, labeling folks that are out to get the most bang for their buck in this hobby "part of the problem" (I've seen it) deserves to be called out. It hasn't been too prevalent, though.