Past games have seen defense at least this hard. The stretch from 2012 to 2014 had progressively stiffer defense. And on other threads, people have posted about how 2014 was there favorite game. That year, we kept blowing fuses from hard hits until 254 showed us how to freeze the fuse with CO2.
FIRST has decided to use the sports model to inspire students to find STEM heroes. Defense is part of almost all true team sports (beyond just adding up individual performances). So you should expect defense to played in each game each year. In fact, the exceptions (e.g., 2015) have generally been considered to be the worst years.
BTW, its good to monitor CD for discussions about what others expect for the coming year. As noted, many started discussing defense in the first week of build season and designed accordingly.
If you’re looking for agreement with your view, I suggest that you find the thread where the OP expressed a similar view. Almost no one supported him there.