The fans just legit scared me off from watching MLP :\
Nothing against anyone on these forums xD Its just... there's some really scary MLP fans out there, and I can't bring myself to watch it without fearing that I'll be like... infected by some brony virus that turns me into one of the scary ravenous fans.
I have no problem with the show being too 'kiddy' or 'girly'. I love Avatar: The Last Airbender, Adventure Time and a ton of other cartoons that are probably meant for kids, and I love Sailor Moon and I'm not ashamed to admit it :U
It's just... those fans. ._.; Not all the fans, of course, just... THOSE fans. The ones who turn 'taking it too seriously' up to eleven, and then just break the dial. Maybe they're not so bad when you're a fan too... but they do sort of present this rather frightening barrier of entry. They make it feel almost like joining a cult xD