Thread"You aren't a game Dev so you don't get to have an opinion on what is or isn't bad game design"
I think this is along the lines of how most devs feel.
You can absolutely give opinions on games, what you like and what you don't like. Bearing in mind though, what you don't like might not necessarily speak for the majority of people who play a game.
Calling out, downright bad game design is fine.
But, it's when players act like or say they could either; 1. fix it. 2. Do a better job.
Game development is a job and the people hired to do it (usually) are the best qualified to do so. Same as most professions around the world.
At the end of the day, not everyone is going to like a game you made and that can be tough! But, to criticize players for having an opinion is not the right way to go about things. We've seen devs get way too defensive in the past and it almost never ends well. On the same token though, players acting like armchair devs also, most of the time is laughable and doesn't end well either.