I suppose. It's akin to Majel Barrett [rest her soul] or Gene Roddenberry telling JJ Abrams he's destroyed Trek.
Why would you be a fan of something that totally blows away anything you've ever done in the genre and makes you irrelevant?
I dunno - a little more acclaim from the original of all the Zombie producers to the most successful today would have been more gracious - on his part.
Well that would be a true statement.