I'm one of those "old timers" who's been reading comics since the early 1980s. If it was Marvel or DC in the 1980s - I read it. Once 1992 came around I added Image Comics to my "must read" list of publishers and dove head first into everything they sold. I'm a comic fan first and a collector second (despite those stories of me in the 1990s where I helped the speculator market) and love comics as a way to tell stories.
I have been sharing my opinions of comics since the late 1990s BBS's and Rec.Arts and moved to web sites and blogs and even podcasts as soon possible. These days, I'm way more laid back and trying my best to just enjoy comics again.