I haven't read the thread so I don't know if this has been expressed somewhere else, but
Tropes as a concept are fucking stupid, and direct anathema to both telling and enjoying stories.
The idea that storytelling is just a collection of Lego pieces you can put together, and the quality of a story is contingent on putting the pieces together in a specific order, or actively using or omitting specific pieces sight unseen based on their perceived value in a vacuum just makes my skin crawl.
It's like, you know the old adage>Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog; you understand it better but it dies in the process
The basic concept of "tropes" kinda precludes this idea that you have to "dissect the frog" just as a basic method of understanding, or even experiencing a story.
It's missing the forest through the trees on the single most basic level you can imagine.
I know this word gets used around here a lot, but it is a cancer.