These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Vindicated by History: After pouring over its extensive leaked dev documentation, the game has been lauded with nearly universal acclaim from the old-school fans of the original two games. The reason why this is in the YMMV tab? Because after the overwhelming success of Fallout 3, old-school fans of the first two games are essentially The Remnant when it comes to Fallout. A loud one, but still.
Not only that, but most of it is considered semi-canon, and included on the Fallout Wiki.
What Could Have Been: With Fallout 3 outselling both 1 and 2 combined, causing a resurgence in the series, it's hard to picture a scenario where Van Buren could have done similarly. A bullet was undeniably dodged.