There is a trend with a lot of modern puzzle games and platformers to have hectic gameplay, and to punch you in the balls while you play. This might seem awful to some, but most gamers gladly accept this extra challenge.
The feeling of beating something that is insanely hard is extremely satisfying. Super Meat Boy is a recent success that brutally murdered you and then laughed at you. Blocks That Matter also follows this trend with perfection, and it is a delightful exercise in how to enjoy masochism.