I missed it when BTS wasn't as popular as they are now. I missed it when A.R.M.Y was 1/4 of what the fandom has grown into and some weren't as insane. I missed it when Bangtan was one of those kpop groups that you didn't know unless someone told you about them or you came across them on accident or something. I guess what I'm trying to say is, to put it mildly, I missed it when BTS was underrated.
Now BIG disclaimer: I've only been a fan of them for only a year and HYYH-era was when I became a fan. Plus, they stand as my ultimate bias group. However, looking back on them from 2013 til now it seemed like not that much drama had came across them. To me, they seemed to have a lot more fun and a lot less troubles back then. To me, all of that ended with War of Hormone and started with the HYYH series. It introduced a lot for fans, got the group a lot more and put them on top as one of the many household names of kpop-for better AND for worse.
I don't remember a lot of fan drama back in the day. Of course, one could make the arguement that it was because they weren't widely recognized but then again as far as A.R.M.Y goes and after what the fandom grew into: don't you think it would've been for the better, for the fans and for BTS?
PLEASE DON'T MISINTERPRET OR TAKE THIS THE WRONG WAY!!
I didn't make this post to slander BTS in any way. I'm not pointing fingers or calling anyone out. I'm not gonna start a "Make BTS unpopular" movement. This post wasn't made to force an opinion on anyone. I'm so, so, SO proud of Bangtan and all of their hardwork and dedication. I'm thankful that I have the privilege of calling myself a fan and getting to listen to their music. There are some A.R.M.Y out there that I am actually not afraid to call my friends. This is all opinion-based and please if you want to share your thoughts about this, always feel free.