It wasnt whiners but legit angry people ( are you whining?) because Apple wanted to change something everyone has already learned by changing the function of a swtich on a popular product,
What other IOS device has a slide swtich on them for sound ?
And really a volume swtich to urn it up and down and a swtich to mute it ?
Right like that made sense
They reached a good middle ground in that the swtich can do either thing you want . If only all the other buttons were that way as not all of us follow the head sheep to drink the koolaid