HaarTheDragonlord wrote:Warning: the following post is tl;dr and reeks of wild claims that I know I'm going to get called out on.Spoiler :
#5 is only an 'issue' at times because it's inevitable that any discussion about a series will have someone (or multiple someones) that feel the compulsive need to air their distaste about the show and then proceed talk down to or make veiled insults about everyone else in the thread. Basically, #4, except with less paranoia and more vitriol/trolling. And then #5 can't stay quiet, feeds the troll, and it devolves into a flame war.
To extrapolate, #1 would be true of any piece of media that undergoes translation from one language to another. After all, if you could read or speak the language something was originally published in, there'd be no need for translation. It not being intended for [nationality] audiences is inconsequential by that point. The most valid reason for someone to favor subs over dubs is that they just can't stand to hear any more bad dubs in their native language, and they probably aren't as used to Japanese to be able to pick out bad Japanese acting (with possible exceptions for the absolute worst ones).
My spin with #1 is actually the inverse: those that dump all over the subs side of the debate because they can't fathom that some people prefer it over dubs. And even more so when they obsess over the English VAs like teenyboppers at a boy band concert. Especially when you consider that the talent pool for English dubs is so small and these people are in just about everything by a given localization company.
#2 is nonsensical. 4Kids and the other companies people would/will rage on about over censorship only do dubs. And if the only domestic release of that show is by said company, then you're kind of up shit creek without a paddle if you want a legitimate copy and don't have the money to import the R2s and reauthor the discs with proper subtitles (and that's even given the much much smaller number of users that have the technical know-how to do that in the first place). And besides, this is barely ever true these days - in the 60s-90s, yeah, it was a real problem, and was exponentially worse the farther back in time you go. Not so much since 2000.
I'm with you on #3. They know full well that if they don't like 360p and abysmal quality they can find better versions elsewhere (and with subtitles that won't cause eyes to bleed). They're just lazy.
6-18 I can't really comment on.