No one hates on the day stages except for classic cucks. What people despise is medal collecting and Werehog stages.
Even if you don't hate Werehog stages yourself, you have to recognize 20-30 minute stages in a Sonic game is horrendous, especially so if it's some stupid beat-em up gameplay.>>458723576
I don't understand the meme around PS2 emulation being bad.
I've played a handful of games using it and only had literally one game not work with it (Metropolismania 1), and I don't bother looking at wikis or adjusting my setting per game.
Meanwhile Dolphin is praised as this perfectly developed emulator, but I try to play popular games on it and some of them will be graphically glitched to high heaven or flat out unplayable.