Pointing out AMD's mistakes (or any company's) is all well and good when the intention is to troubleshoot and ensure a proper fix. There's no denying, though, that there is a subclass of poster that comments on AMD with the rubbish air of indignation normally reserved for grieving relatives in courtrooms shouting at the smiling killer that shot their uncle. Investing that kind of emotion into discussions makes those of us who purchase from the red, blue. and green without prejudice sound like fans by comparison, simply because it's human nature to respond to the bombastic hyperbole that floods these threads.
Unless anybody has any real proof that RX 480's were going into systems and just blowing them up, or melting down PCIe slots en masse, then yes, the issue has been overblown. And that's sad because it is an issue for a few people but they're lost in the noise as their concerns are tossed as grist for the mill of people who hate a hardware company to the point of a weird personal vendetta.