The thing is you're again glazing over how the PvE anti-change brigade act whenever someone outside it voices an opinion that doesn't conform 100% to their views.Thanks Goosey.
Back to the point of a section of this forum who will provoke to get responses and go: "look how mean the anti-PvP crowd is" when they get them.
We saw it with the genuine pirates in the early days. GRIEFERS! GANKERS! REAL LIFE TERRORISTS! Was the cry.
Again, when PvE BGS Faction War types like I used to be espoused views regarding modes it was 'You're all griefer shills trying to force us to be your victims."
When powerplayers like Rubbernuke came enmasse to the forums for the OOPP discussion it was 'bah! These are made up arguments by wannabe real life murderers.'
I could go on. I could highlight the cringe that was the denial regarding botting, or the train wreck that was the Dogma campaign.
Instead I'll close with this. I work in a close confined environment with 40-50+ other individuals for four months at a time where you have to get on regardless of background, politics or even religious differences. The fact I feel more kinship with the likes of the SDC group type playerbase should speak volumes about the 'friendly' face of the PvE community.