The rankings are:
Sonic autist - Encyclopedic knowledge and/or fantastic/bizarre fan creations.
Sonic fan - Enjoys the games, comics, cartoons and/or movies.
Normalfag - Has heard of Sonic, may even have enjoyed some of the media.
Non-fans - Pretend to like Sonic for business purposes, do not understand the series or its appeal I.e., Arin
Game journalists - "The blue blur had a rough transition into 3D..."
Cringe-culture enthusiasts - Enjoy mocking things because they're irony-poisoned clockwork meat puppets. Someone make a Saw-nick OC? How embarrassing!
Anything below normalfag deserves the rope.