I'm not talking about those that have an opinion based on ignorance. I'm referring to those that are fully aware of what the numbers mean and yet are willing to make trade offs on one aspect or another. Ignorance is a completely separate point.
Just because they are willing to accept certain things does not mean they are happy with things staying as they are. It just means they are able to enjoy a game that may not hit all marks at the highest level but at the same time appreciate games that push the boundaries of what had been limitations in the past. Its not all or nothing here, its a mix.
Apathy is no less harmful, it's just the same thing wrapped up in a different package.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems like you are half talking in riddles. I am finding it quite hard to grasp exactly what you're saying & how it applies here. I mean... I am not an early adopter; I don't have a new machine.
I think it's more a case of not wanting to understand rather than not understand quite honestly. I was quite clear in my reasoning.