Catering to this mentality is how we got to common criticism of Gearbox power creeping the game.
I’m not saying the mentality is bad, it’s subjective, but people already criticise the power creep in a variety of ways. What you’re saying is “the power creep I personally enjoy is good”, and unfortunately at some point a line has to be drawn in the sand, because not everybody likes the same things.
For example, if I was balancing this game, I might do some things differently (there’s a lot to take in so I’m being deliberately vague here). If I were designing this game (even by committee / team), there’d be other things done differently (which would inform / have knock-on to balance choices made).
But when it comes to feeling penalised, it’s simply always going to happen. If not to you, then to someone else. A buff isn’t going to make everybody happy. A nerf isn’t going to make everybody happy. Buffs can be more fun, sure. But in that case, believe me, BL3 has had a lot more buffs going for it than nerfs. Across the board.