I noted the blue tint and muted colors long before people started to constantly talk about it on the internet. It's not something I whipped my phone out and starting looking for due to predisposition. I noticed them pretty much as soon as I started playing with the phone (within 15 minutes or so). The difference is that people's sensitivities tend to vary. For some the blue tint is the end all for the phone - and while it bugs me its not something that is an immediate game over for me. The muted colors is a preference. Some people likely unnatural colors with a lot of "pop" while others will prefer more muted colors that typically are the result of sRGB calibration like the Pixel 2.
I don't have the phone yet, I get mine Nov 16 in Canada (Panda XL)... so I guess I won't know until I receive my unit just how bad it is in person. Sucks that a lot of people are seeing this problem though. If it does indeed bother me, I don't have a problem sending it back.