I think a lot of the intensity of fandom comes from when they got into the comic. Reminders of their youth and when something that personally clicks with you. Being a fan from the mid 80s…
I really liked the most of Geoff Johns’ run on the GL title. I was getting event burn out near the end since you couldn’t go through 3 issues without “SOMETHING HUGE!!!!” happening which sidelines character development. One issue I had was the need he had to put Carol and Hal back together. I have some thoughts on the matter of the GLs and their respective love interests.
1. Hal - Should be the eternal single guy, dating a lot, essentially the “Kirk” of the guys. He’s not the type to set roots or really get his act together in any serious capacity. He the maverick solo guy who is just cocky enough to get through most of it. (why I’m hating the current direction of the main GL title)
2. John - He is the guy who makes the tough decisions. I’ve been liking what they’ve done with him. His ability to put the greater good first each time really makes him different, as well as him being not the brash guy of the group. I thought the Fatality angle was silly at first, but it was well written and I liked her transition from crazed revenge seeker to having the Star Sapphires help her deal with the grief and loss. They make a good couple (as long as they don’t do a Katma Tui again)
3. Guy - The tough guy with a soft heart. Tora and him should be a couple (read the I can’t believe it’s not the Justice League). I haven’t been keeping up with Red Lanterns, so I have no idea where they’re going there.
4. Kyle - I’ve been liking New Guardians and Kyle is perfect as the White Lantern (although enough with the killing Guardians, there aren’t a lot left). I’ve had no problems with Kyle and Carol although I’m with you about Kyle and Jenny, they worked well together.
GLC and New Guardians are the best Lantern comics out there.