Check these forums, watch some streams and aoe2reddit -- it's not just one person.
Were you against removing the korean tower rush in the early wololo kingdoms days (stone miners working 30% faster, towers built 30% faster)? would you have been against removing the teuton extra range from TCs in dark age leading to an unstoppable douche 20 years ago? Because in both cases it was part of their identities, no matter how silly they were. And there were some other crazy examples that I can't recall right now.