You can roll your eyes about it all you want, but the point stands. When has, say, IvC's still-continuing loyalty to Dan and the Gang been rewarded with so much as a text acknowledgment, much less an actual depiction in a comic story?? Positive comments garner little more than a mental pat on the head before they move on; negative ones are more likely to stick in the craw. Look again at what I got for kicking DiDio and his buddies' collective butt!
"'Squeaky wheel', my friend.
Not necessarily. They just hear negative opinions more often than positive opinions.
You forget that you're talking to a veteran on this side of this particular "war". Back when I was mostly a lone voice in the woods, I was still getting backlash from the likes of Jamal Igle. And he was otherwise being complimented for his work, like his Supergirl run. Sorry, but this "hearing more negative opinions" argument doesn't work.
It becomes so common place to hear somebody say something negative about something else that eventually you simply begin tuning it out, especially if it is coming from the same source.
Ol' Dan's outburst puts the lie to that. I had been smacking him and the Gang around for years before The Empire Struck Back. Clearly, they were still listening.
For instance, I am sure that everybody here knows somebody else who is extremely difficult to talk to about a particular subject, so much so that eventually them just roll their eyes at them and/or actively try to avoid engaging in any sort of conversation with them.
I am sure.