Some, not all, of the fans tend to ruin the experience, at least for myself that's how I feel. Some fans tend to overreact when you say you don't like "insert character here" or "insert ship here"...As far as I'm concerned, it's the spirits of dead children, yes? Don't force me to get involved which such things, I don't like fan wars. Personally the ships have broken me. Some people tend to take things too far but if that's your thing, don't force it on me and I'll leave you to it.
Yes, I have to bold "some" because others, as mentioned in the first sentence, get upset easily.