Anakin Starkiller said:
openly mocking fans (“Your Snoke theory sucks”) for simply theorising on events and questions setup by TFA
Tbf, all the Snoke and Rey theories did suck. There were a couple for Rey that were decent (memory wiped student of Luke and new Chosen One), but I wasn’t actively rooting for them to come true. Everything else it was blatantly clear wasn’t gonna happen if you have any basic understanding of storytelling and the direction of these movies. Seriously, why did so many people think Snoke would be revealed as that guy Palpatine mentions once a film that these new ones are clearly ignoring? I got both what I hoped for and expected with these two mystery boxes, and no plausible alternatives were presented within the films themselves.
I’m not saying that many of them weren’t either ridiculous, wishful thinking or illogical and inconsistent with Star Wars itself. It was the fact that he openly mocked fans and in retrospect it’s more inline with directly insult since in the end his own explanation was: nothing.
It’s akin to a group of co-workers coming up with different plans to resolve an issue (some of them legitimately good and interesting) but the boss turns around and says all their ideas and plans suck. When they ask him what his grand plan is then - “oh sorry, I don’t have a plan either…but yours sucks regardless”.
Personally I had no theory myself or cared about any particular one other people came up with. I just had a lot of questions from TFA and was genuinely interested to learn more about this character. That interest was actually massively stoked by how powerful and threateningly imposing he is shown to be in TLJ (it finally felt like there was a credible and real threat behind the First Order since the rest of them are bumbling fools), right up to the point he is killed off without so much as a tidbit of background info that would not only tell me about him but why the fuck was the universe in the situation it was in after the previous 6 movies and the ultimate triumph over the Empire and the Emperor!