It has always been toxic. What did kevmo change? At one time or another, many who ventured there, were at first deemed too radical because they were strangers, but after a time accepted. You yourself were controversial at first, and now one of the regulars. Same goes for Adrian...who we all miss now. Give it a little time, and so will he be accepted...hopefully.
Like I said, get beyond his abrupt style, which many here have, and he is no different from any Rossi defender, or skeptic.
It is your kitty litter and entirely your choice whether to clean it.