Well, the OP could have perhaps worded it better. But I know exactly what he's getting at.
Not sure what you mean about Hollywood hype. It's certainly not naive to see an actor choose less meaty roles and point out those roles haven't matched performances of their early career. To me, that's just a simple statement of fact.
I think showing disappointment towards an artist for knowingly not trying to be everything they can be is a fair form of criticism that goes back centuries.