People be crazy on the reddit.
Still think there is a race to the bottom with FTB mods. AE's quarts grinder or TiC's smeltery are easy ways of ore doubling in your first couple of days. People don't like the fact IC2 isn't like that any more and ignore crops (like most people) and all the other IC2 unique stuff. There's only so far reasonable people can go to voice their opinion over the crazy
I'm glad that I went custom pack. I don't have to deal with what they do to the packs, as it doesn't affect me. I still like to voice my view though.