I, on the other hand, have more decidedly mixed feelings about DT. On the positive side, the art is fantastic, and it definitely is a labor of love. I still like a few of the characters, but that number has dwindled. As for negatives, well, let me explain.
The first is that some of the world-building makes no sense. I know it's fantasy and all, but fantasy is still supposed to make sense. Some things, however, just don't add up.
The first, is that this world somehow evolved both mana-bearing and mana-less life. Given the overwhelming advantages mana-bearing life has, you'd think it would've out-competed mana-less life hundreds of millions of years ago, and rendered it extinct, long before the Australopithecus-analogs were a thing. And also, how did mana even come about in the first place? I could never get a coherent answer, so, my imagination took over, always leads to a very... Lovecraftian place. Like some eldritch abomination that feeds on both flesh and mana introduced mana to that world, and guided the evolution of life there so that it would have a good supply of livestock. But then, this is just me. And I have been influenced by both the Cthulhu Mythos and "Berserk".
The second thing that just doesn't add up is the fact that their world has nine moons - unless those moons are just small enough to be spherical, they should have collided with each other billions of years ago. I mean sure, gas giants can and often do have multiple large moons, but that's because those planets so utterly dominate their gravitational neighborhood, and the moons in question are so tiny in comparison that it's not a problem. Earth-like worlds... tend not to have this advantage. Plus, while it's one thing to have nine Luna-sized objects in an Earth-like world's Hill sphere, having nine stable orbits in such a region is another thing entirely.
The third is more something that just gets under my skin, as opposed to not adding up, but is actually a fairly common complaint about the comic, even among people who tend to give it positive reviews - Kern's hard-on for the Drow. Yeah, I know it's called DROWtales, but the Drow so utterly dominate the scene that the Non-Drow races might not even exist. Contrast this against say, the Star Trek: Klingon Empire novels - centered around the crew of the IKS Gorkon - a Klingon starship, as opposed to the usual Federation ones - and their adventures, trials and tribulations, and ultimately, their search for glory as they conquer worlds for the Klingon Empire. However, we also know that the Klingon Empire is just one powerful state among many in the galaxy, with some, like the Borg, Dominion, Species 8472, and ESPECIALLY the Iconians heavily out-classing them. Drowtales on the other hand... doesn't. So, for people saying that the Drow are Mary Sues/Villain Sues... yeah, I can see where they're coming from, and, to an extent, agree with them. Especially when Kern started doing unnecessary things like retconning the height so that the Dokkalfar ancestors (and characters who were as tall as them, like Quain'tana), were all about 9 feet tall (which is actually a HUGE disadvantage, as it puts a massive strain on the organs) and other things to make the Drow more "special" without any thought to reality. Then again, even with all this going against them, they aren't anywhere CLOSE to the most obnoxious Sues I've encountered (Chakats, Kaldor Draigo, Marissa Picard, things like those).
The Battle against the Hermionnes was, as EVERYONE said, handled poorly, since it didn't seem like the Drow were taking heavy losses (which, supposedly, they were).
And while the forums have a lot of nice people (like SFI, Isaiah Cortez, Disestablish, Durlyn, Junglefowl, TGTG, Ace, IkaikaKekai, Gunbird, Basileus, CutieSquiggoth, Thrair, 'Lement, Whizzard, Django, MoonCrafter, etc.), they also are home to some real chucklefucks (like Nowhere Girl, Raziel (thankfully now perma-banned), TheFinalFan (also now banned, and is on this list not so much for being an asshole as they are for being, well, kind of a numbskull), etc.). Some of these people also sport a truly ASTOUNDING level of cognitive dissonance, or are massive hypocrites (looking at you Nowhere Girl - saying "Drowtales is too dark for me, the only character I like is Snadhya'rune" is literally the same thing as going "Game of Thrones is too dark for me, the only character I like is Joffery"). No, Nowhere Girl isn't the only hypocrite there, but she is the most prominent one. There are also a few sycophants there, but you'll find those on any board, and there are certainly boards where the sycophancy problem is worse (*cough*StarDestroyer.Net*cough*).
And finally, we approach two bits of DT that is probably what ultimately makes me unable to fully enjoy it as Wolfdancer and others. The first of these would be the behind-the-scenes DRAMA (some of it financial in nature) that occurred (and occurs, but to get a full view of that whole story, you'd have to ask some of those involved). The second... would be the unremitting horror that was Old DayDream. Of the fanservice-and-porn-laden side-stories that make up "DayDream", only one has survived from the Pre-Retcon days (at least that I've seen, what with not having a DD account) - Space Age - and with damn good reason. Simply put, Old DayDream was filled with stories that contained shit that, had it not "merely" been drawn, would've landed somebody in prison, and would be a perma-ban-worthy offense to so much as link to them on this site. Now, to be fair, Kern DOES consider those stories (and in fact, the entire Old World Setting) to be an old shame, and absolutely despises them nowadays. And, to be fair to the fans of current DT, it's not like a lot of them even know they existed. Hell, I didn't know about them until last year, when I learned about them from several reliable sources.