Why do people hate the term toon?
I think it's because "toon" is what WoW players call their characters. It's pretty much the same reason I dislike the term "rolling" when someone's making a character; this isn't D&D.
Us Final Fantasy players are
unique that way.
I was hearing the term "toon" on The Realm... arguably the first MMORPG... definitively not WoW
But I think you're right, I think the venom that gets attached to that term is because of its present association with WoW. Honestly though, as long as you understand what someone's saying and they aren't using inflammatory terminology to say it, I don't see why such a big deal needs to be made of it. If I want to create a character, it's the same as rolling a toon, you still know what I'm talking about no matter which terms I use