1.13 snapshots are going to be available "soon". And I've gotta say, it's one of the more contested updates in Minecraft's history. The back-end technical changes, such as removing the block limit, seem to be uncontroversial. Data Packs, which may eventually become a considerable alternative to Forge, are very much underhyped in my opinion, but there's no considerable dislike for this addition.
However, there's one big change that seems to have a sizable portion of the playerbase disgruntled: The Default Resource Pack is being redone, to have the textures look nicer and have more consistency with one another. Many seem to dislike this, and I think the reasoning that many have for this is very much flawed.
The 2 big complaints you'll hear are "It doesn't look like Minecraft!" or the more blatant "We're used to this! It shouldn't be changed!". This is grumpy old man talk, yet it comes from people my age. Minecraft is a changing game. It is growing and evolving and will continue to do so for as long as people are playing it. Just because you're used to something doesn't mean it can't be improved. The Default Resource Pack is quite inconsistent, with different blocks looking like they really don't belong in the same game. Obsidian gets a mention for looking completely out-of-place in Minecraft. With this retexturing, the game will look smoother, and overall nicer. It's not what you're used to, but it's an improvement, and you should become used to it. Minecraft is changing and evolving and it shouldn't stop doing so, just because something has went unchanged for an extended period of time. Simply put, people need to take off their nostalgia goggles and view these new textures with no bias towards what one is used to. If people do this, they'll quickly realize that this new default Resource Pack is an improvement to the game.
This same sort of thing happened when 1.9, the Combat Update, was revealed. People got upset because it changed things. People were used to the equipment-based combat system, so when it was being reworked into skill-based combat system that was overall an improvement to the old one, people got upset because they didn't want to have to get used to the change. But then, after a while nobody minded the new combat system, because it wasn't actually bad, it was better than the old one, AKA the click mashing contest. Quite simply, people hated it simply because it changed things, which is a terrible mentality to have when playing a game that's constantly evolving.
TL;DR I think people should stop being so against the idea of Minecraft evolving into a better game, and be more willing to embrace these sorts of changes.
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