WO3S, I thought your post was absolutely right in many ways (mobile stuff I've no idea about) and found your attitute commendable.
On the surveys I sometimes like getting to the 5c stage early, especially on the ones that say 10min before you click them and 30min after.
I don't like when more accurate, longer, easier to hit etc equipment is brought out. It is of course more expensive than what we already have but, if you want to compete on a level playing field, needs to be bought. I'm not sure why the majority like these upgrades unless it's for the illusion of better play.
I do realise that it's the nature of the beast and will keep happening. Like you say wgt need to make money to maintain the servers etc.