I thought NRS were the only MK people. There were other MK creators?Just asking but if you were around during the 3D era and the trilogy era than you would know there is more nuance to it than that. Regardless of what you think of The4thsnake (an infamous MK youtuber) he covers it pretty well in his latest youtube video here: https://tinyurl.com/yx4e9brk .
If the netherrealm games are your first introduction to the MK universe you've got some catching up to do lore wise. If not and you've been here since trilogy, or just don't really care for the lore, then I can't exactly do anything to change your mind but I can understand why some people would think the retcon does fit her more, even if I personally think its trash.
But yeah I do not know the lore in a deep way. Plus they have chosen one of the worse tools--time travel. But I did see some bits in the ending .