I mean, that’s not what I was getting at, but why not?
A game can be objectively bad on mostly technical qualities. BL3 performed poorly at launch, I don’t think there are many here who’d deny that. I certainly don’t - I complained about performance issues for ages.
But when it comes to the content of a game . . . that can be wildly subjective. Some aspects can be less popular than others (I still hate Slag in BL2, for example), but people would still shout if it were removed, nine years on (or changed, or replaced, or whatever. It would fundamentally change an entertainment product that people have gotten used to). We see that with BL3 and M2.0 (and other things).
Was M1.0 bad? Not . . . really? I mean I didn’t really care for it and I appreciate M2.0 much more, but I also understand the scaling issues that M2.0 introduced and how that can affect other players more than it does me. But, likewise, I’d never want to return to M1.0. Ever. Just like I can’t really return to BL2 because how badly Slag (in UVHM obviously) is aging for me.
tl;dr: “it’s complicated”