I wasn't actively reading comics when Jason Todd was introduced and subsequently revised post-Crisis. I was dimly aware of his existence. His death is alluded to a couple of times before it "actually" happens in "A Death in the Family" (in DKR, Detective #571, and probably others of which I'm not aware). Denny O'Neil recalls that the revamp did the character no favors, and that he was outright hated by many fans.
Were you one of these fans? If so, what inspired the disfavor? Additionally, were you one of the fans who voted in the infamous reader-poll that decided his fate? And if so, do you feel the outcome was "front-loaded" by the various allusions I mentioned above?