I think people are just trying to convince themselves Tiana's Bayou Blast isn't coming to FL yet it clearly will.
The new figures in the ride may not have as much wear and tear because they won't be furries. Animatronics have come a long way since Splash opened.
The "Fur" is actually not a huge issue as it is the mechanics and lack of maintenance within. Rubber flex/silicone skin can wear out just as bad and Disney's recent poor show quality standards show that these problems with consistent. Yeti, Shamman, The Muppets, Donald Duck in Philharmagic, Three figures of Grand Fiesta Tour, Tiki plants, Carousel of Progress' horrendous state, Mr. Potatohead, Ursula and others...none of these issues have to do with water. Water makes it harder to access sometimes and if it is really close or in water it can be worse, but it has little to do with it in comparison to just the company not having the standards they once did/should.