The problem is that if your playstyle is PvE, industry, trading, hauling or mining, you’re fine on your own and don’t really care about how other people play ‘their’ way. The actual problem is caused by the lame, weaksauce pretend-PvPers. The ones so bad at it that they can’t really compete. Those folks absolutely need a steady stream stream of low-experience, low-SP, preferably poorly fit targets flying semi-valuable packages in order to feed and fund their playstyle.
Without other players providing easily accessible and easily defeated targets, these PvP-posers are absolutely at a loss as to how to pretend they are doing something interesting. Thus, anyone who adopts a playstyle that isn’t “easy target potential” is to be hated and despised. The more contempt they spew, the more desperately they need the easy victims to validate their own internal issues.
You may notice that virtually none of the common household “PvP trolls” on the forum even PvP in any meaningful manner. They’re all just bitter wannabes, constantly crying that “CCP and the mean mean players are taking their toys away”. It’s sad, really.
^^ Case in point. ^^ (Not that there’s any shortage of those.)
Fortunately, CCP started squeezing this type of ‘PvP trash’ out of the game years ago. There aren’t really a lot of them left. A few tryhards can’t get their fix anywhere else though, so they still hang around the forums to vent their bitterness and frustration.