What makes a true fan? Is it the person who loved the originals and says fuck all this new shit? Or is it the person who still actively enjoys the things being released.
Are the children who watch the Clone Wars cartoon and prefer the prequel Star Wars films as well as the originals not the real fans, more so then the people who only liked the originals. Those children actually enjoy more Star Wars then most. Or is it the grown ass man that claims George Lucas rapped his childhood with the "abomination" that is the Star Wars 1-3.
Is the person who swears by the original 3 Resident Evil games as the only good ones in the franchise the true fan, or is it the guy who likes RE4 and RE5 and is actively looking forward to 6 and enjoys the movies as well as the originals. The later is a fan of all Resident Evil, with the other a person stuck in the past.
You will often hear the argument "those aren't real fans!" but is that the case? Is the person who enjoys the most of a franchise is the truer fan rather then the person who only likes a few. Or is the person who actively enjoys it past its "prime" just a sheep with the people who knew when to stop the real fans? What do you people think?
Edit: What about the person who knows more about the franchise and then stopped verses the person who still enjoys the thing even if they aren't totally clear on what exactly is going on?