It's kind of weird and kind of impressive how long gamers tend to hold on to opinions. Any time I see a "Vampire Revised sucked and they fucked up the game" I instantly think "that was 10 years ago." In a way, it reminds me of the "music was the best when I was a teenager back in the 90s/80s/70s/etc, the crap these kids listen to today is shit compared to Nirvana/Motley Crue/Foghat" I'm sure there are big fat bearded guys out there who still bitch about how "AD&D fucked up the elegant simplicity of D&D, where damnit an elf was an elf". (I wonder if there's one old gamer complaining how D&D fucked up Chainmail?)
I wonder what the statute of limitations is on bitching about old editions of games. I'm pretty sure Mage the Ascension will cause people to argue about it so long as there are at least two people alive who at one point played in a Mage game, but that one seems the exception rather than the rule.
It seems to be that gamers hold on to opinions longer than fans of whatever, but I suppose that's because I don't hang out with trekkies or anime fans or what have you. Are there still people out there who pipe up that they hated Wesley Crusher or when Sven was replaced by the Princess in Voltron, or how lame automobile Voltron was, or how much they disliked the last books of the Dark Tower series. (Hmm... how long before I can think about Star Wars before I think about how much Episodes 1-3 blow?)