If anything, I am a very easy-going and it is very hard for me to pick a side. I don't really get into fights (unless my wife is starting them :P ) and I don't really dig on confrontation, even on the internet. I have opinions, but when they come to stuff that is fun, I don't really consider anything to be particularly bad. If I have fun doing something, its fun. Everyone is open to their own opinions and certainly everyone is welcome to define their own sense of fun for themselves.
With that in mind, I thought I'd bring up the new OSR rebranding that was proposed a couple days ago at Jeff's RPG Blog. He suggests that the OSR be renamed as Old School Rules, rather than Old School (something else). There have been a couple responses to this post around the web. One of these at The RPG Corner suggests the reason that he likes the name change is because he "can't stand modern RPGs." I'm not writing this to fight him on his own personal opinion, which is something that is totally fine with me. If it isn't fun for him, that's cool, but i do have a comment...
If Old School Rules in some way connotative of exclusion and picking sides, then I'm really not so down with that. I like the idea that OSR isn't really about saying that it is the best, but rather, about saying that Old School is still alive and fun and that a lot of people still love bringing back and playing Old School Games.
I'm a relatively new convert to the OSR in all honestly. The majority of games I play are not Old School, at least in terms of the rules they use, but I am really, really getting into playing Old School games. I like Labyrinth Lords, I recently picked up the old Red Box and Blue Box and I have also gotten hooked on Classic Traveller. But, does that mean that I necessarily prefer Old School to New. Not really. For me, It is all fun times. I don't feel like I need to pick a side. I enjoy different aspects about both styles of play and I feel like they can live together peacefully and happily. Maybe Old School Rules is a bit too harsh... I suggest Old School Respect, or Old School Receptive, or Only Super Rad... okay, maybe not that last one. I mean, even Old School Rules is not so bad, but if everyone is going to use that to further divide the gaming community... that sucks... stick together guys... come on. We can all play nice.