Are you sure about that? I used to actually enjoy forums (and even online games) in the 90's, because real-world etiquette and manners were still pretty common. You could actually have a debate with someone of completely the opposite opinion without it degenerating into a bitchy flame war. You could end a discussion without agreement, with both parties content to have had their say instead of getting all angry because they couldn't convert everyone to their personal view. Twenty years on and... yeah.Forum trolling, it’s so 90s.
Thing is, nobody is even trying to claim that AMS 2 is perfect and the best sim ever. Even Reiza themselves acknowledge publicly that it has some issues, which in itself is somewhat unusual for a developer. The point is that with every patch it makes a few steps forwards, and those patches are coming thick and fast, not once in a blue moon. But that's another thing that has changed since the 90's, or at least become more apparent... people have no patience. Everything has to be now now now, gimmie gimmie gimmie.
Thankfully Reiza seem to be brushing off the naysayers and are staying motivated to get on with things. They've always claimed that the sim was going to be a long-term project and would not be "finished" with v1.0, so I don't know why anyone expects otherwise. The moral of the story is that AMS 2 is for people who are happy to let the sim mature over time, rather than those who demand perfection from day one.