I'm sure I could find a way to steer a car without a steering wheel as well. But it would be very annoying and has nothing to do with my skill as a driver. Stop being an apologist for bad game mechanics. It helps absolutely no one. Not the players and not the developers.
Excellent analogy, I have to say.
And I obviously agree with the conclusion. Some people seem to be under the impression than deflecting any criticism instead of addressing it will do the game a favor, when it's almost benevolent sabotage.