Alright everyone, calm down. This argument is just going to keep going around in circles. There's really no winning from any side here because everyone wants Sonic to be different from what others want, and all of this stems from Sega not keeping a leash on things back in the 90s and early 2000s, which led to the series changing so drastically over these 29 years, so now we're in this bizarre mess. Heck, Sega couldn't even agree on what they wanted Sonic to be from the inception of the first game on the Genesis/Mega Drive, because Sega America and Sega Japan were always at each other's throats. In hindsight, you could say the divided fanbase is a reflection of that.