Well I suppose that's your problem for buying it and then not just stopping your playthrough to sell it or something...?
Darksiders is a good game. Gamers and reviewers agree, but to think anything will get 100% praise is ridiculous. The camera frustrates me a little bit and after the bayonetta demo(though now I've played most of that game as well, but DS was first) the dodging feels a bit archaic too. Actually I'd have less problems with both if the block wasn't so awkward. Hold the dodge button without holding a direction? Really? I guess I'm just not good at stopping on a dime to block, so I rely on dodges.
ANYWAY, other than that I've had a great time with the game. I stopped like 3/4 into it to play some bayonetta after again getting annoyed with a camera angle/dodge(and no hit recovery time, instantly lost 6 bars of health from one attack =P). Honestly it doesn't come up that often, it's just reallllly annoying when it does.
The game wears its inspiration on its sleeve but proudly shows it off because I think it handled most of the elements very well.
And instead of attacking other peoples tastes and talking down to everyone that did like it:
I have no idea how anyone can recommend this over bayonetta.
maybe you could try just discussing why it didn't meet your expectations since there are plenty of people who would argue with you about how you could recommend bayonetta over darksiders.
Before I played them(well demo on bayo), I thought I would like DS more. After playing, I've flipped to bayonetta, but both were well deserved purchases and you could do much worse(rogue warrior).
its almost like the entire infamous vs prototype fiasco.
Oh and you're right, it's just like this because two games came out at the same time some people are INCAPABLE of talking about one without bringing up the other.