It seems everywhere else on the internet is nothing but Moffat bitching. The comments on every Youtube video (yeah, that was my first mistake) are just facepalm-worthy.
They put up a clip of the 10th Doctor's fake-out regeneration, and people are bitching about Moffat counting it as a real regeneration. Is there any reason to believe it wasn't intended to use up a regeneration? Why wouldn't it have used up a regeneration? He still used up the regeneration energy, he just diverted it before it could change his appearance, and it was enough to create a whole new Doctor later on. Pretty sure that counts, but no, people are still blaming Moffat for RTD's copout regeneration anyway.
The 12th Doctor's first episode had him wearing pyjamas. But the 10th Doctor's first episode had him in pyjamas! So people bitch that Moffat's out of ideas and rehashing. Pretty sure pyjamas are not counted as an original plot idea. I'm pretty sure it's just clothing.
The next episode has a Dalek chained up in it. RTD already did an episode with a captured Dalek chained up. Let's criticize it for copying another episode before actually seeing the episode! These episodes are clearly identical! Moffat, you hack!
They're adding a new male character? Ooh Moffat has to put in his love stories. Doctor Who shouldn't have love stories. RTD would never have done this! Except for Rose being with Micky. Then falling in love with the Doctor and having the sappy happy ending with a human clone of The Doctor. That's like fan-fic levels of sap. They should have left it alone after the Doomsday ending. And Martha instantly loved the Doctor. The only RTD companion who didn't have a thing for the Doctor was Donna, and that's because she was old and people wouldn't want to see it.
Moffat ruined the Daleks by overusing them! Never mind the fact that RTD used them just as much. S6 barely used them at all, and not as a main plot point. I've heard that they have to use the Daleks every season to retain the rights to use them, although I'm not sure if that's just a myth. I like the majority of the Dalek episodes, and they're iconic, so I don't care how many times they use them, as long as they're original stories.
At this point, I think people just try way too hard to find criticism because they want to hate Moffat. The Moffat era certainly isn't perfect, and S7 was his weakest overall, but I can't imagine how it's any worse overall than the RTD era, with its farting aliens, cat doctors, flat skin people, werewolves, alien fat bastard with a mohawk who absorbs people, the girl who is evil because she draws pictures with crayons, the midget tweety bird doctor, getting attacked by a giant bee man etc.
And a lot of the criticisms are just because people aren't paying attention. How can The Doctor be over 2000 years old? RTD told me that he's only 900!
I don't know if it's nostalgia because people got used to 5 years of RTD first, but there must be some kind of rose coloured glasses effect going on (no pun intended). Both eras of Doctor Who have their strengths and weaknesses, but people only seem to criticize the Moffat era for doing things that were done to the same extent by RTD, yet people hold RTD up on a pedestal like he's untouchable. I don't get it.
I watched all of nuWho for the first time in one go over a couple of weeks, so I don't feel like I have any major bias towards either era, but for me the changeover at S5 was very much welcome, and when I've gotten other people into the show, I start from the Moffat era. I have trouble picking out great single episodes to show people from the RTD era (the double episodes are the better ones), and when I do, incidentally, they're the Moffat episodes anyway.
I'm glad DTF is apparently the one place on the internet where the Doctor Who fans don't suck.
Everyone here is pretty reasonable and fair, regardless of which era they prefer.