Kind of on a side note: I posted before that a diner in my neighborhood has Max Carnage pages laminated on a table. The dialog is awful, but man do they get me psyched about digging up those old issues sometime. Talk about a fun event.
That was the first major crossover I ever read. It reads pretty mediocre today but it still is fun. I'm on part 10 currently.
And as someone else said, it wasn't his opinion that was bad, it's that he really didn't have any valid point to his opinion other than he doesn't like it now. He also didn't really seem to want to pursue the conversation which I think is essential at comic shops nowadays. Specifically in Chicago where there are so many shops per area.