As it has been for many, many years. We are so far ahead now of where we were when the choice was 35mm or MF/TLR or view camera. To argue that they still MUST do more in the same format seems to me to be simple greed. It has reached the point, not of asking, but demanding more and more, and then whining incessantly when your demands aren't fulfilled.
Do what photographers did in 1970... if they wanted higher resolution than was possible in 35mm, they paid the price for it by shooting a larger format, and they learned to lug the gear around to do so. Look at photos of Ansel Adams with his tripod mounted view camera over his shoulder. He drove around in a station wagon to carry all of his gear.
I sometimes wonder if the loudest complaints don't come from those who didn't have to learn to live with the limitations we had back in the old days - not talking 1920's, but even the 1970's and 80's. My 60D is so many light years ahead of my Minolta SRT-102 that I would be ashamed to complain about it only having 18 megapixels.
I shot a PGA tournament (for the PGA) with a Hasselblad ELM in 1982, 100 ft. rolls of 120, and the longest telephotos I could rent. Granted, it wasn't ice hockey, but the reality is I had to move a lot more than sideline photoguys. t worked much harder than carrying Nikons, but it was worth it. I never whine.