I think you may be confusing quality with ease of user serviceability. Something does not need to be user serviceable to be of high quality and just because something is user serviceable does not make it high quality. I would rather a part that is unlikely to fail and a pain to repair if it does vs something that is easy to repair but needs to be repaired all the time.
Heck look at the current trend and uptake of gear drives to replace belt drives, if something breaks your replacing at minimum the full gearset vs just slapping a new belt on. But they are less likely to fail.
By all means hate on them all you like but might be a good idea to not discriminate against part of the community just because you don’t like them or have had bad experiences with them. I dare say that some users may be reluctant to participate from fear of backlash because they ride a board that others look down on.
I bought an Ownboard W1S as my first Esk8 and it’s currently my only Esk8 while I start building a custom board. Sure it’s inferior to many boards, but I pulled it out of the box, checked the screws were tight, charged it up and rode it. I have put Señor Pepe front wheels on it and re-bushed it with some nipples and ride it every chance I get. So far it has been solid with no issues in sight, I dare say there are many DIY boards with much less Km’s on them that cost more to build that are dead on someone’s workbench.
Esk8 at the moment is similar to a bunch of cowboys in the wild west but that comes with the territory of it being such a new industry. The established and quality manufacturers just aren’t there yet, some are getting closer tho.
Maybe instead of pushing against change work towards guiding it. Built in proprietary receiver that only works with their own transmitter is bad, I think we can all agree on that. Setting a standard for receivers that is adopted by all manufacturers which enables the end user to choose whatever transmitter / controller they want and pairing it with the built in receiver is good.