Quote from Rd
The game style you're advocating is a complete regression of Minecraft, and non-sensical. If you're supposed to build with blocks, yet the game is always trying to tear them down, then it removes the point in building anything larger than a house, unless you enjoy spending a good portion of your time repairing more than a few holes in a wall. Of course, you can spam water/torches every where so monsters -cannot- possible spawn anywhere within range of your house, but you might as well should just play on peaceful at that point.
Just to reiterate the nonsense of your post, you speak of Endermen being a grand undo-er of builders in minecraft, yet 90% of the damage they actually inflict is upon the surrounding environments; the new biome code, the furthering of the attempt to make minecraft more pretty rendered near pointless when Endermen have their toll turning it into a checkerboard with floating trees. Endermen moving blocks wasn't even intended to annoy builders, it's just a stupid consequence. You don't even know what you're talking about.
It's funny, because for, what appears to be no reason at all, you've stereotyped players who resent the Endermen, to the ilk of some kind of bigoted douche bag who thinks everyone should play the game the way they want. The irony of course, that you've just projected the exact view onto us in blatant hypocrisy.
Nonsensical regression? You got out your dictionary for this one; I'm proud of you.
I said the game at its core is based on the re-arrangement of blocks. I never said "building", nor did I say "just by the player". The point that YOU seem to be missing is that the game in Survival is played as a long-term consistent world, and in such a long-term existence things will from time to time happen to all that stuff you spent hours working on and spread over half a continent. Unless, as you say, you're playing peaceful, then the world SHOULD affect what you build, especially if you build lots of things. It helps keep the game dynamic. Survival mode isn't "build things that will stand until the end of time", unless you set that option intentionally. Otherwise, the game is going to explode your front doors and nick sections of your tracks once in a while.
I also said that the Endermen were block-wreckers, which they are, as annoying and random as creepers. That is their function, to be a foil for the player, who is all about the building. As far as being "grand", that's your own addition. They're far from being Mo's Ogres. Mortal enemies don't have to be uber; IDK where you got that idea from. Even creepers with their wider and potentially fatal damage potential aren't some game-destroying overbeast no matter how much they crank off sections of the playerbase.
Is the integrity of a random landscape seriously that critical to your game experience? "Look at this beautiful land- aaaaaa crap, Endermen moved those tree blocks. This world is ruined!" If you want nonsensical, maybe you should look at your attitude about 160 non-player-moved blocks in a 16-million-block map section.
And as far as your hyperbolic windup there (wow, you must have had the dictionary AND the thesaurus out!), this is not stereotyping anyone. If you're seriously upset by the behaviour of the Endermen then you're playing exactly to type, honestly. There's that section of the playerbase who becomes mortified if anything happens to their creations, but still want to play Survival mode. This also is nonsensical. To have the player's special little pile of rocks be impervious to the effects of the world for all time diminishes the point of having a dynamic world to a certain degree. There are game options available for the perma-builder, avail yourself of them. Survival mode with hostile mobs that break and move blocks is not one of these options. Also, very nice usage of passive/aggressive techniques at the very end there, with the oh-so-clever oblique name-calling. If you contorted that line any further you'd have recursively insulted yourself. You want to bring it, then stand up and bring it, son; otherwise sit down take your meds. And fix that hole in your wall. A poisonous spider could get in there.