Reposted for Truth (or at least Truthiness)
"Made lots of money" is not the same thing as "was good."
"I liked it more than X" is not the same thing as "it was better than X."
"They" don't owe "the fans" anything.
"The fans" did not save it.
"The people who only like it now that it's popular" are not inferior to "the longterm fans."
"Enjoyable" is not the same as "good."
The creators are not beholden to your "personal canon" or fan-fiction.
"They" are not out to personally ruin your enjoyment.
Someone who likes it for a different reason than you do is not wrong.
Someone who doesn't like it is not wrong.