Here’s a fact, since PC games came out PC players have always sacrificed visuals for performance, not the other way around. When Doom 3 came out back in 2004 there was no GPU at the moment that could play it at its potential. Same thing with Crysis and then Crysis 3. We all lowered the graphics to get a playable game, we didn’t set everything to Ultra and then played at 20 FPS.
Now this game does not seem that visually demanding, but the reality, because of it’s poor optimization, is that it is very demanding. A 1440P monitor running @140Hz, the “standard” for a gaming monitor nowadays, this game will never hit those FPS, even with a 2080 Ti, unless you lower your graphics. That is a fact.
We will never sacrifice performance (FPS) for visuals. Never have and never will. Only casuals do that. And for a game that is competitive in its nature, more and more people will keep doing what we have always done until they fix the performance issues and we can play this game without FPS drops on higher graphics settings.
Call it whatever you want, but that doesn’t mean you are correct. We have been doing this for decades.