I mean, my top priority in GoT / ASOIAF is the story, shipping comes second but … I frankly don’t understand what would be bad about “caring mostly about the ships” anyway. If you’re a show-only fan who cares mostly about the ships, like yeah, go on and be excited about something that makes you happy. You do you, dude.
Other people will only watch the show for the action, the boobs and THA DRAAAGOOOONS!!!!, which I also don’t understand… but I don’t really have to, do I? And if you’re interested in the politics, the metas, all the “deep stuff” you go and create a blog to talk about all that.
I just don’t understand this weird complex of having to feel superior to other people, telling folks why they should enjoy the things they enjoy. Just let people waste their precious free time however they like.