I "got it" from the beginning. But so many people were "disturbed" by kites, yes, kites crashing. Oh the horror! When I was there, before the crash landings were written in as part of the show, spectators were cheering if the kites struck the landing.
They never claimed they were replacing Rivers of Light. You can dislike the show all you want but saying that it "replaces" Rivers of Light is false. It's a day show that runs several times a day anyway.
Well, you leaped before you looked. So again, WDW is damned if they do, damned if they don't. You'd probably start complaining eventually wondering why WDW hasn't celebrated their CMs. Now they are, and it's something else.