The frequency is a big part of the problem. If Fort were every 9-10 weeks instead of every 4-5 weeks, it would feel similarly annoying to me. I don’t like having a 4-6 week waiting period where my not-quite-important-enough-to-feed dragons can’t fend for themselves because I have to starve them to do well in this event. If the event were monthly like Fort, I could always keep the bench dragons viable.
The second reason is perches. By Sunday of a Fort event, wood is pretty easy to find. That’s not a thing in Feeding, since people can always feed perches. Might also be related to ppl saving up 2 months of dragons to feed vs 1 month of buildings to build.
I’d probably prefer that they just remove the event period (as long as they say they’re doing it) but it would also be an improvement if they increased frequency.