And do you not remember the uproar when Ford first changed the pony cars, and put 4 cylinders in them. Of course you don't, you weren't born yet. Or when AMF nearly killed Harley, again before your time. There are many more examples, including more recent ones in your lifetime that I'm sure you can remember, or you can choose to ignore them if you like, and pretend that this is the first time that anyone disagreed with a manufacturer over their decisions.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and everyone is entitled to their own tastes. Enjoy your new ride, just don't try to tell me that it is a Rebel.
1999 Honda Rebel CMX250C
2003 Harley Sportster 883 Hugger
1998 Harley FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide
ALL IN! GO TIGERS!