I'm a big fan of the old sound, the darker, deeper stuff like Kode9, Burial, Mala etc.
But I don't understand people getting upset over how mainstream the genre has gone, it was always going to happen. The original stuff was too much of a niche, very dark and very British sounding. I hate the current Americanised shit as much as anyone, but its not going to go away unfortunately.
On the positive side there's always something to counteract the mainstream. It's all about the deep house in 2013!