If Google does not want to listen to my explanations, I will not change the app for them. The way they are acting is unfair and don't give any trust concerning next publications. I prefer to spend my time to help people to switch on #FDroid for getting the app.
Imagine a day, where asking a dev to restrict their app to some people is a normal behavior. Today, maybe 99,9% don't care due to the target. But what's next? Do you like to choose freely an app with your needs or choose your needs due to apps?