A mature mind would also not move to a game because their 'online role model' decided to do so either.
CS:GO is only better than 1.6 in the aspect of graphics and nothing else. The reason why the professional/competitive scene has moved to GO is because 1.6's professional/competitive scene is dying out.
However, that DOES NOT affect the 98% of this community. If your decision to move to CS:GO is that it's a better game then I completely disagree. Your decision is only based on sponsors, organisations etc dropping CS 1.6 which in fact DOES NOT EVEN AFFECT YOU unless you make money from 1.6, which I doubt you do since I have never heard about you. So the last fact that possibly remains, is that people are not MATURE enough to make their own decisions but they look at someone and blindly follow them because they are highly naive. I think that's being a kid. I did that when I was 10. I tried to dress/act etc like the people I considered role model. Not anymore, since I'm no longer a kid. Funny you guys have an online hero at this day and age. Kids these days I say.
Isn't that what everyone does? You're telling me you've never thought about other people's opinions? Do you by any chance happen to live at 27 Old Kent Road, Kent in that dark closet upstairs right side bedroom?