^Define "a lot of fans." How many have you actually spoken to about it? I've seen maybe two, three, at most four posters that I can think of express that view of the novels on this BBS. It's easy to mistake a few persistent online posters for a large faction.
This point is endlessly being made on this board. Yes, it's possible that these four people that you are referring to are the only people on the entire Earth who share this opinion. It's also possible that they are just the most vocal of a group that shares this opinion. No one is saying they took a scientific poll, but dismissing people's views because there isn't a popular uprising about something isn't a valid argument.