Nobody is doubting your dedication and enthusiasm for the game. And now you know what it feels like when someone assumes you are a particular kind of player and bases their argument on that assumption. If you don't like it done to you, please refrain from doing it to others.
I can take down a typical farm in about five minutes depending on the amount and kind of mods. 15 minutes tops if the farm is fortressed well. That's way too fast. Sure there is a lot of inventory used, but that's what farming is for. I realize that not everyone has time to farm. But that's what speed farms are for. They are easy to build and easy to hide. And if you have time to stare at every portal on a screen for an hour, you certainly have time to spend 20 minutes at a speed farm. I've got team members who can't find farms fast enough to clear enough room for what we're hacking.
Having single portals with 16 links is all fine and dandy in the difficulty department. But you won't see two portals in a typical farm with that many links. Even large 100+ portal farms have maybe 5 portals with 10 or more links unless a single player built it up to be a fortressed farm and those are very rare and take quite a bit of time to design and implement. Then gathering all of the players to increase its level and output. And it takes days to arrange, build and upgrade. All that time and 30 minutes later its all taken down by one agent is waaaay too weak if one player can take it by himself.