Sounds extreme? Okay, put somthing out there and see how people evaluate it. Check whether they look at it soley as in whether it satisfies them, or whether they look at whether there's something enjoyable for them AND to some degree they are also interested in the artist is expressing/doing what they want as well.
Indeed, see if you can find someone who is 90% self interest, but does give even 10% interest in what the artist wanted to do. In fact, see if you can find a 99% self interest and 1% interest in what the artist wanted to do.
No - generally you'll find people 100% self involved, self infatuated. Either it'll be some sense that it's all for them, or they'll have some sort of standard that MUST be met which they insist is a galactic standard but is really their own, so again completely self absorbed (here's a previous post on that). Essentially a bunch of mewling children.
Now if you've even got 1% interest in what the artist wanted to do, but otherwise you want to be pampered, well I'll note that you atleast give a nod toward what the other person wants, rather than just being a me, me, me. So if you think I'm being harsh, look at me - I'm saying even 1% is something good and this thread doesn't apply to you. And if you can't manage 1%, yes, your a selfish, mewling child. It does not make sense that other people are 100% making things for your benefit - if you have no sense of community and an interest, even at a minor level, in what someone else is trying to do, then your only interested in you, you, you. And you don't like or want to hear that, because it's not about you, you, you.
But this advice is for people who might think that when people go 'Oh, yeah, but your game needs some X' they want to nuture your own artistic direction, to some degree, as well.
It's uncanny - they can full on want to support what their own muse wants, while not supporting someone elses (especially the person who'll actually be baking the bread, so to speak).
I'd label it a widespread failure at theory of mind, where basically people just can't form the theory that someone else has a muse as well. They just hear what their own muse says and that's it, that's all that matters to them.
So you get a sprawling crowd of prima donnas, all so blind to any other muse they think their own muse is not their own invention, but the actual standards of the world. Which is pretty much the model behind religion as well, but never mind.
What to do?
Well it depends if you've been trying to appeal to this crowd, either for it's own sake, or to try and earn a crust.
To engage this I need to think on this more - I'll try and formulate a post to come up shortly.