Did this really warrant a thread for you, mister?
>when did this shift happened?
Nintendo scalper victims, who were always there, got old and with them their common denominator sensibilities which included these contemporary american "health" trends and fashion.
I would say around, 2013-14? the Wii U days cemented the new status with the whole defending inferior hardware thing, most of the exemplary people being made fun of all grew up in the Wii days, even the older ones, so the whole wagglan and compensating lacking hardware and software with (weak & vague) philosophical ramblings is harcoded into them.