The irony of the situation is that apparently the dev build is considerably farther ahead than the live build. So the devs would have known the spirit changes were coming down the pipeline.
Therefore there was never any reason to nerf stridor to begin with, and yet it lays there still neutered to this day. Leaving the only counter to iron will infection by Plague or Nemesis.
People rather blame add-ons then their lackluster gameplay where they get carried by perks.
You have the same with Killers who run Pop goes the Weasl and Hex: Ruin and cry, when their hex gets booned and survivors use Repressed Alliance against the Pop.
Once you strip them off their little helpers the players are confronted with their own terrible mistakes and they would rather die than to admit that they have been outplayed. As such they make up excuses after excuses...
Don't let this get you. Enjoy their tears as this shows you that you did well. A good survivor can outplay you even with Cherry Blossom on after all. If you want to be a bit mean you can write: "Stop relying on that perk." and leave.
Given that the distance you can hear many Survivor noises and the distance of DCB heartbeat are about the same, and how the only noise they can't disable by just... not running is injury moans (which IW totally disables)... if you think it's useless, then that's really and entirely on you.