I hated it when my teams changed their logos … but it also created a reverse chic sort of thing where you could be the envy of all the fans in your section when you show up with an actual vintage item with the original logo. Even my mom knows she’s supposed to keep an eye out at garage and estate sales for the standing buffalo and the crossed sabres medallion. Not as good, but acceptable, are the new throwback items featuring the original logos. I will buy things with the new logos, but the threshold is much higher and the item has to be exceptionally desirable and unusual.
I’m less tweaked about the Bills … that change happened when I was a kid, so I’ve had plenty of time to get used to it. But the Sabres, man alive! I managed to pretty much block out the red and black billy goat years, and I (for real) got choked up when the team took the ice rocking the blue and gold for the last game of the season to announce the planned return to the old school. THEN, the “updated” blue and gold design was released … I’m not even kidding (I sort of wish I was because now the SDMB knows what a freak I am) my best friend and I had probably 10 conversations, each over an hour in length, about all the things wrong with the new logo, however ultimately concluding it was better than the red and black and grudgingly acknowledged a few elements that we did like (and of course the third jersey, very close to the original, was quite welcomed).
In closing, yes, I’m fully aware that I’m the leagues’ dream consumer, because I will purchase all this crap.