These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Familiar Faces
Broken Base: Let's just say CR's rather... loud opinions on MLP's third season haven't gone over well with his fanbase.
Growing the Beard: CR's scripts and jokes have grown commendably sharper and funnier within the span of less than year. And with his Lamar Smith video, he's shown to even be willing to seriously discuss political issues like SOPA/PIPA.
Harsher in Hindsight: At the end of his MLP retrospective, he concludes that he isn't worried about the show's future without Faust, since she's leaving it in good hands. Based on his attitude today...she didn't.
There's also a scene in his review of Super Nerds where he tells someone to "go to the moon and go buck yourself!" during a heated discussion over an episode. Very harsh when he's been known to rage about the show to several people.
His scathing review of The Mysterious Mare Do Well ends with him claiming that he knows there are people who like the episode and doesn't want to take their enjoyment of the episode away from them. Shame the same can't be said for fans of the third season.
He Panned It, Now He Sucks: Since its second season finale, CR has increasingly bashed the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and in his cameo in the Nostalgia Critic's review of "Son of the Mask", called the entire third season "a shitty abonimation", which he blamed on the Devil. After the initial fan backlash, he has become extremely hostile to anyone who enjoyed the third season overall (often to the point of belittling those who attempt to defend it) and is largely unwilling to give out official explanations as to why he does so. The few reasons he has given have come across as incredibly trivial and not displaying any kind of the fair and analytically treatment he showed in his reviews, such as "Magic Duel" is "pandering" to fans because of the return of fan favorite character Trixie, Luna entering dreams in "Sleepless in Ponyville" being "gimmicky" and "nonsensical", and Spitfire acting "out-of-character" in "Wonderbolts Academy."
It also hasn't been helped by the fact that Chad's continuously mocks any pony-related news, as well as criticizing and rather cruelly insulting many of the show's production staff (particularly Meghan McCarthy) on his Twitter and Tumblr accounts. It's gotten to the point where a lot of his brony fans (especially those who got into the series because of his retrospective) are declaring that they'll no longer watch his videos and even he doubts anyone wants to see more of his Reviewing Is Magic segments when asked if he's making a new one.
The Woobie: CR revealed that a sudden hiatus of his work was caused by three deaths in his family. Apparently, each death happened for different reasons and in different states. He admits it's ridiculous, but that doesn't make it any less depressing.
The opening of the Samhain where he says that some asshole stole half the decorative tombstones from his yard.