Sure, I guess I just never tried them, but if we talk XCom2 for a second, most ppl called for mods to remove the annoyances, imbalances if you will. If I install one of those, even if it makes sense, it still takes something away for me.
I see it all the time in multiplayer games, such as MOBAS. People rush to play something because it's broken so they win easily. I'm exactly the opposite. I want to beat that guy with an underpowered champion, if nothing else, just for the fuck you.
Big difference between multi and single player games I guess, but not really to me. They design a challenge, you beat it. I want to beat the challenge as designed, no matter how unfair.