It's like this every year. There's always something people obsess over and they want to talk about it over and over and over again. If you don't wish to get involved in it, I suggest you simply don't open those threads and move on.
I'm not a fan of them either to be honest, but so long as people are following the rules of SR, they have every right to want to talk about it and post it. If everyone is sick of it, my suggestion is to not participate. I mean, every time I see one of those threads it's up to multiple pages in a hurry. That tells me that people do want to participate.
Sorry if it's annoying, but I'd highly suggest using tools like the ignore list and simply not opening those threads much less commenting on them.