I was there in the early days of the internet, and the BBS systems before. You aren't the same people who were around then. Maybe you have changed. Back then people weren't bent on making forums into cess pools. Even the trolls on Usenet were of a higher standard.
What really gets me is the war on free speech. While claiming to support it, the trolls keep telling us that there is "no right to be offended". There is, it's called free speech. Everyone has the right to express their disgust with you, and take whatever measures they like in response. If Reddit or any other site doesn't owe you a soapbox, you can't stifle their freedom to condemn you. Same with GamerGate trying to silence critics and web sites it doesn't like.
The level of organisation is shocking too. This is way more than anything the GNAA did. We see the same tactics spooks use, right out of the Snowden leaks. It's not just trolling for fun any more, it's people fighting an imaginary war.