Embrace the change!
Shocking lack of forward thinking for an audience on a tech news website.
'Everyone fear the change'! oh, no its a new cable! Run for the hills...
tbf I was a little sceptical of switching to USB-C when I picked up a Nexus 6P, but you quickly get used to:
1. Charging to 50% in ten minutes, as I'm rushing to get stuff/kids in the car
2. Not even thinking about which way round I plug in the cable. Sure it only saves a few seconds, but the bigger benefit is not even considering it anymore.
Also, don't be all conflicted in your view of batteries and battery management. Statements like 'must have a replaceable battery' and 'everyone leaves it plugged in all night' don't really align. Leaving your devices plugged in ALL night is really bad for the, so maybe if you looked after the battery a bit better, you wouldn't have such a strict view requiring a replaceable battery.
Embrace the change, get a USB-C device, you'll help drive out the naff sub par quality cables, and drive the price down.