Talking about the F-16 release in the Apache's EA topic is bad omen! It was so bad in so many ways.
From the day it was launched, (and cashed upon), it's development was halted and the product itself delayed for...until the other product was finished, whenever it should be. Not what one would expect of a EA product, is it, specially not what one would expect when it was explicit said that there would be 2 separate team working on both projects? The critics were all quickly censored and given warning points. All the ingredients for a perfect storm.
Criticism will always exist, specially for a EA product. The F-16 was an aberration.
For the smarties, instead of making jokes, they should instead focus their wits to steer and incentivize the criticism towards constructive criticism. The jokes, the irony, the sarcasm and the ego are roots of the toxicity in this community.