Quote from Sambaru
I think it's great. Makes mining a lot harder in the nether (as it should be).
Just make some decent armour, and you can survive lava, easily.
Great, the "Unplayable means fun" crowd again...
Anyway. You're missing the point. Armor has nothing to do with this. I don't die in the lava. I know how to run away. But then there's a lava mess everywhere and it. DOESN'T. GO. AWAY.
It's just needlessly irritating, and I don't think irritating is fun in any way.