'''Note''': This article lists examples which take place within fandoms; not the TV Trope's opinion as to whether a change is for the worse. TV Trope doesn't have opinions. The focus is on over-reaction about minor changes.
* This seems to be the mentality of quite a few people about when the webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'' underwent CerebusSyndrome. The comic basically switched its fanbase from "people who know about shoujo manga" to "people who ''like'' shoujo manga and/or character-based plots", so while the quality is still good and the update problem has arguably improved, it did cut a few people out of its main circle. And since these people are those who ''don't'' like things...[[HateDom well]]...
* The character of Fanboy in the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' webcomic ''Webcomic/UGMadness'' plays out this trope a lot, mimicking the fanbase of the game, as seen [[http://www.ugmadness.net/index.php?date=2005-07-22 here]]. The actual author of the comic, though, is more reasonable, as show in strips such as [[http://www.ugmadness.net/index.php?date=2005-07-11 this]].
* This mindset is satirized in [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2009/comic/book-8/07-when-robin-didnt-meet-that-other-guy/smallbots/ this page]] of ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}''. In particular, that strip is a jab at Transformers webcomic ''Webcomic/LilFormers'', weekly one-panel gags featuring chibi-style Transformers that tend to occupy the same space as transparent knocks against [[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries the first live-action movie]], ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'', and ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', in that order.
* Quite a few fans of ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' complained when Andrew Hussie switched from the zanier, gag-based humor of ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' to the more [[CerebusSyndrome plot and character-centric]] ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' gets this audience reaction with Act 5 and the Trolls, and later with Act 6 and the new humans. The author even {{Lampshades}} it:
-->''"Since then, the author has been steadily updating PROBLEM SLEUTH 2, which you [Jane] have been following avidly. You are happy that he stayed in that lane, and stuck with a time-tested formula. If he went in a different direction, you probably would have found it really disappointing."''
* Lampshaded by [[http://www.marriedtothesea.com/100507/new-illustrations.gif this]] ''Married to the Sea'' comic.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'' where Unwinder didn't even like the original books in question, yet he still feels the need to criticize the upcoming film adaptation.
-->'''Unwinder:''' The guy who's directing it is Nathan Blaine. Director of ''Elite Force Vampire''.\\
'''Amy:''' Yeah, I remember that. ... Didn't you hate those books? Maybe it'll be an improvement!
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' showed this as [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/8/23/ a rite of passage]] for Gabe's descent into Dungeons and Dragons fandom because he now had a version of the game to hate for not being the version he started with.
* Parodied in ''SanAntonioRockCity'': one strip beings with a fan walking up to Mitch Clem demanding that he bring back ''Webcomic/NothingNiceToSay'' to which he says "fine". This is followed by an exact copy of a previous SARC strip with the characters replaced by those of NNTS. The last panel shows the fan appreciating this strip and claiming on how much "better" it is.
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' parodies this with "[[http://xkcd.com/1172/ Workflow]]". The change: the program no longer overheats your computer when you hold down the spacebar. The complaint: someone with a ComplexityAddiction had configured their system to interpret a rapid temperature rise as a useful command.
-->'''Admin''': [[ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels That's horrifying]].
* A ''lot'' of fans of ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' screamed this when Tatsuya Ishida embraced radical second-wave feminism and changed the comic style from BlackComedy and subversive [[TakeThat Take Thats]] at religion to a downright odd and thought provoking world where everything is controlled [[Film/TheMatrix Matrix-Style]] by commercialism and male chauvinism. [[DearNegativeReader His attitude]] towards those people has not made things better.
* In-universe example: ''Webcomic/CriticalMiss'' demonstrates the principle with [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/8501-A-Parable a parable]]. (Warning: toilet humour)
* ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'' has an InUniverse example when [[ShowWithinAShow "FantasiaLand"]] removed the "hero's trial" mechanic from the latest edition, and [[GameMaster Walter]] complained about it for a week.