I only started listening to MCR like 6 months ago, and P!ATD a year ago. And sometimes I feel like decking anyone who says I'm not a fan because I haven't "paid my dues" or whatever. I AM a fan, just haven't been for very long. I mean I writing frikin FANFICS. For the most part, the MCRmy has been welcoming... possibly because no one knows how much of a n00b I am.
And who is anyone to get all bitchy like that? They don't own the goram band and if the band is fine taking on new fans, they should be too.