Despite not always agreeing with reviewers and despite more than once ending up not being able to do something as I had originally planned - what you describe has never been my experience.
As I said, it is some reviewers. Some are really helpful but some are just bloody minded. You must be lucky where you live.
Even if we accept that as true - is it a factor in the topic at hand?
From what little I've heard/read the guideline changes / clarifications relating to events arose from consultation between all UK reviewers collectively with the involvement of a Groundspeak lackey so, while what they came up with might not suit some of us, it seems unfair to attribute it to the bloody-mindedness of select individuals.
Because it is the 'bloody mindedness' of those individuals who take it to the limit and if you are in their 'area' it can make life hell with events and caches.