Totally with you OP. As a non white person myself, it is very tiring to see another straight white man as the protagonist in a big video game. Also, playing white man in a wild west game us especially jarring, knowing the atrocities that were committed to natives and th history of native American portrayals in wild west movies.
For me, they are on completly different levels in terms of the wonder that the open world provides and the charm of the characters. I stoped playing horizon after a few hours but played hundereds of hours of BOTW. Defo my game of the generation.
I hope they don't QL it or mention it, based on the creators views and the way the GG audence is championing this game so hard. I am a bit bummed that they decided to do the Subnautica QL in the end, due to the atrocious stuff one of the sound designers tweeted,