I've been around the brony community for nearly a decade (actively engaging in populous chatrooms, roleplaying, forums, etc). I can safely say that nearly all of the chatrooms I've been in have devolved into rapid toxicity and a dog-eat-dog mindset within just a few years after its inception.
I dislike bronies not because of what they are, but because of what they've become to be.
Ah, that's unfortunate. Sorry to hear that pal.