I read something Sean K. Reynolds posted over on the Paizo.com messageboards and it really resonated with me.
So much so that I wished I could go back in time and use a version of what he wrote (the last sentence in particular; see below) to respond to all the negative jerks that were bashing the 4E Realms Every. Single. Chance. They. Got. on the Candlekeep.com and WotC Realms Forums:
"Here's the thing: It's REALLY easy for you to be a negative person. Skip it. Don't bother posting a reply. Don't say "people still play WOW?" Don't say "all the cool people are playing some other game." It doesn't make you look smart, or funny, or cool; it makes you look like a jerk. And not only is "don't be a jerk" part of the rules for this message board, it's right up there in my post. I like playing WOW. Lots of people do. If you don't like playing WOW, this is not the place to say so, because I don't care and this isn't about you. If you don't like something, and someone posts about liking that thing, you don't have to go out of your way to crap on it. Grow up."
Well said, sir. Well said.