DwapkingI can't relate to the game being toxic at all. This seems to be something people love to bring up in the reddit/tf2tv drama threads, but in my experience it's just not true. My good memories vastly outnumber the bad ones as far as tf2 is concerned.
Maybe i'm just lucky or too tolerant of toxicity?
The level of toxicity is heavily correlated with how far up the ladder you climb. It's not guaranteed that you'll have similarly bad experiences, but that chance goes up a LOT as you get into higher levels of play and therefore higher personal competitive drives.
Having said that, that's no excuse and I've always been astounded by how absolutely terrible many people can act when given a layer of anonymity and a lack of repercussions.