I think you’re misreading my post. Or I am not communicating my point very well.
My problem isn’t with the creators who “unfaithfully” adapt the property, and I’ve even pointed out several reasons why such criticisms of “unfaithfulness” might be disingenuous, or might be attacking elements which are necessary to an adaptation.
My problem is with the creators who, when confronted with such criticisms, turn around and blame the fans, rather than making the simple argument that the characters that the fans wanted to see wouldn’t work with the story the author was trying to tell.
This is what Abrams said about Star Trek fans.:
In an interview with The Associated Press, Abrams said: "The whole point was to try to make this movie for fans of movies, not fans of Star Trek, necessarily.
“If you’re a fan, we’ve got one of the writers who’s a devout Trekker, so we were able to make sure we were serving the people who are completely enamoured with Star Trek. But we are not making the movie for that contingent alone.”
Abrams added that making a film solely for devout Trekkers could alienate mainstream moviegoers.
“You can’t really make a movie for [Trekkers],” Abrams commented. “As soon as you start to guess what you think they are going to want to see, you’re in trouble.”
This is what Snyder said about DC fans:
“Someone says to me: Batman killed a guy. I’m like ‘F***, really? Wake the f*** up,’” he said. "Once you’ve lost your virginity to this f***ing movie and then you come and say to me something about like, ‘my superhero wouldn’t do that.’ I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’ I’m like down the f***ing road on that.
“It’s a cool point of view to be like ‘my heroes are still innocent. My heroes didn’t f***ing lie to America. My heroes didn’t embezzle money from their corporations. My heroes didn’t commit any atrocities.’ That’s cool. But you’re living in a f***ing dream world.”
There’s a big difference between Abrams’ “I’m not going to write a story just to please Trek fans,” and Snyder’s “How dare you disagree with my portrayal of your favourite superhero?”