1) Only morons deflect criticism.
2) Most criticism towards Exodus has been due to the abundance of stolen and/or modified content it has afaik. Not gonna continue 'cause mods are gonna enforce the whole "out-of-forums stuff stays out of forums" thing.
Well yeah, if you want to, sure.
Interesting idea, I *might* do that. Don't know, maybe. For now, if you don't have a certain required sight level yet, you just don't see/interact with the stuff at all.