Even for people who aren't good at Classic Sonic, as youtube so frequently showed me. A lot of the deaths from reviewers who've gone over the game have admitted fault with themselves and not the game. Classic Sonic is still an old-school platformer so general platforming skill and platforming common sense reign supreme. And really, the general perception that the public has is that the game is not littered with crushing traps like you're making it seem. There have been complaints about crushing, but they're all basically the pixel perfect level geometry problems that this thread generally agrees is actual bullshit. Other normal crushers as obstacles? Not really a problem outside of this thread.