if someone makes something I don't like, it doesn't take away from what I do like, and it doesn't mean something is ruined for me forever.
Exactly. Comics are always changing, even if only by the styles of the artists so I don't immediately get the attitude that if you don't like a version of something then the original is threatened or lost. I seriously doubt many of the people bitching about the new Thnudercats show actually remember the original. It was shit. But now it's a brand more than a creative intellectual property and brands can become part of an identity.
Check out this Twitter thread.
Specifically its claim that people completely missed the point of a crucial scene in RotJ.
These same type of people seem to miss the point that entertainment is meant to entertain. And not everyone with these types of genre properties. You can have a teen targeted Teen Titans and a tween targeted Teen Titans and they can both be good and bring in a bigger fanbase.
I don't know that you can have a live action R rated Titans though...