Quote fromI'm sure you mean well with your gun analogy, but it's a flawed argument.
I'm not going to quote your whole response, but I promise you I read it. The gun analogy is a weak argument, I agree; however I couldn't come up with something that would resonate with the players who currently feel that beds are fine the same way those beds do for players who feel they are imbalanced.
You have to realize that throughout all of these threads I've been trying to play Devil's advocate, because minus a few posters (you being one of them) the threads were basically repeating themselves. I'm glad I could bring a little bit of a debate to the situation as opposed to one-line comebacks. That aside, I don't think the beds in their current state are a problem, and I think a lot of the players that dislike them are overreacting. However, I think the problem comes in when you see the community's response to some players disliking an addition. Granted, this one can simply be ignored, but I'm afraid the same responses would come up if something that were gamebreaking to a certain type of player's playstyle were added.
Don't get me wrong in that. I don't mean that I know "the One True Way™" to play this game, or am trying to find it. That would be stupid. What I'm saying is that it's in everybody's best interest to try and tailor the game to as many playstyles as possible. So should an addition "ruin" (I don't think beds really did, tbh) any type of playstyle, there should be an attempt to find alternatives that make everybody reasonably happy.
That isn't what you're seeing in these threads, though. You're just seeing the same people pipe up with "Don't like it, don't use it!" Instead of trying to find a happy middle-ground, and that's what's worrying. Even though beds aren't a big deal, you might get a very similar response with something that is a big deal a little way down the line. Even though the heart of Minecraft is singleplayer (imo), that doesn't mean that we should just add things without thinking of the repercussions it has on other players. If anything, that's the first thing we should think of.