Actually, Maddie is criticized quite a bit on here for her poor technique & horrible kicks, not to mention her terrible hip hop & the fact that her solo this year was a repeat of last year's solo. Her hair, weight, & looks (too young looking/no glam) also get criticized quite a bit.
The majority on here are not happy that she was in the triangle last year or co-point this year & post about it quite a bit. Many believe she only got triangle & co-point, not because she's a great dancer/star DCC, but because she's a goody two-shoes who toes the company line & doesn't make waves (Kelli et al making a point after the Holly/Jenna/Erica snafus).
The difference is is that there isn't a group of staunch pro-Maddie posters taking exception & posting rebuttals to every post that is critical of Maddie insisting that it isn't so because she's the best of the best/can do no wrong. So, instead of page after page of back and forth over every criticism, there's a few posts back and forth & then people move on to something else.