McNaquar wrote:No one has to agree with me at all or like me... I just want to be able to voice an opinion without it being stomped on to death as if I don't have the right to speak my own mind
As someone who primarily uses 1.4.4, I can say that its definitely the black sheep of SMBX as a whole. This is mainly due to things such as the physics changes and the use of Teascript instead of Lua, but there are other arguments as to why people wouldn't want to use it.
I mean, just like how you're only here to spread an opinion, other people have differing opinions and preferences. Now forgive me if I'm spreading misinformation but the reason for the hate is because 38A made unnecessary changes in the new update out of spite for the people who use his engine. This includes using a new formula for levels which essentially corrupts levels made in 1.4.4, the removal of hidden features and the further tampering of the physics (trust me, after playing Toad for months, I've really noticed this one).
I don't hate 38A, nor will I stop using 1.4.4, but all the backlash he is getting is warranted to say the least. This isn't about "X2 is better REEEE", its about the creator just being annoying for the sake of being annoying. I've had my 1.4.4 episode up on the forums for months and not once have I ever gotten a negative comment about the version I was using. From what I've read it just seems like you've taken things a bit too seriously; it's alright to defend your opinion, just don't do it in a way that seems more like a childish argument rather than a structured debate.
On that note, sorry for going off topic again.