I remember people complaining, “imminent death of the Internet!”. I didn’t mind it myself as I was both on AOL and Usenet and BBS’ and had an Internet shell account. The only part I didn’t look forward to was commercialization spilling in. I knew that would screw it all up. But it *did* pour money into things so at least there’s that. But was the tradeoff worth it? I dunno.
The regular people joining was fine to me though. I wanted everybody to enjoy what I enjoyed and they do.