What I saw from the DC board is that alot of people there would get ass-hurt when you have criticisms for their favorite company, comic or writer. They'll keep bringing up the 10th age of magic, call you a hater, posting endless smokey robinson youtube videos, and other weird shit.
So I know what Dumas is talking about.
I just stopped posting over there and stayed with this board. Now after reading this, I will be staying away from this board as well.
DCMB is an odd creature with its own personality (or lack thereof) Final Crisis topics has really brought out the worst in many, many, posters. There are a lot bad feelings about DC editors, creators, late books, weekly books, etc being transferred to other fellow posters. I'm not trying to apologize, I now spend little time there and way less time bothering to post.
If it will help you feel better, I'm 55. Years, not speed limit
dumas and I have made amends, no more negatives from me. I post at only a couple websites but read many. comicon has some high level comics discussions and if you want to talk comics, I would suggest staying away from any "corporate" message boards. If I added to your decision to leave, it was not the intention. Nor was that the intention of dumas, Lawson, or anyone.
I ststed my 'net experience in an earlier post. Like "road rage", posters forget that there are real people behind those words, like road rages forget that those are people, not just automoblies out there.
What ever you decide, take care.