And, again speaking for myself - though I'd be surprised if this wasn't true of a lot of the posters here who might sound as much like "haters" as I'm sure I often do - I read modern comics. In fact I probably read more modern comics than I do "classics", though I probably buy more of the latter. The only classic I read over the last year was a Tintin album. During that same year, the only other comics I read were:
Love and Rockets (this year's)
I suppose some people would call Preacher or Nikolai Dante classics since they started over 10 years ago, but I consider them modern or at least recent comics.
So to repeat what should be obvious, you can dislike the Image style as exemplified (to me) by artists like Silvestri or Valentino while enjoying (some) modern comics ans supporting the Image founders' efforts to change the rules, escape from the work-for-hire trap, and make it possible for creators to own their creations.