The same thing was said about both, Normal ("doesn't hit anything SE") and Ice ("being weak defensively") types.
And yet, there were many Pokemon of those types that ended up being praised and stuff.
So yeah, people can be both, hypocritical and dumb sometimes... --- "Many of you feel bad for this lamp...That is because you're crazy. It has no feelings! And the new one is much better." (IKEA's Lamp commercial)