That was an interesting read.
This reminds me of something that happens to me all the time--I'll go see/rent a movie that I think was terrible (usually a comedy). I'll have conversations with chums/the wife about said movie and why said movie "sucked ass." Later, as more of my friends see the movie, the movie will come up in conversations and specific scenes will be discussed/quoted (usually over a beer or four) and I usually will end up changing my my mind/laughing my ass off.
One specific example that comes to mind is "Napoleon Dynamite." I absolutely hated this movie on my first viewing (may even have turned it off before it was over). And I still say it's not really that great of a movie, but my friends have convinced me that it has many hilarious/quotable scenes, and I agree. A conversation about Uncle Rico grabbing the steak off Chip's plate and throwing it at Napoleon still gives me belly laughs.
While reading this breakdown of DD from a different point of view in the article, I thought to myself "Maybe those early issues weren't so f**kin' bad." No, no, no. I still remember. Remember the pain... However, as I posted in an issue comment the other day. I'm now viewing these issues from a more light-hearted mindset, and I'm having *slightly* more fun with "Ol' Hornhead."