It’s just a title. I can use it or not use it. It’s up to you if you want to use it or not. I just prefer to be called a fan.
Pretty much this.
It is just a title. I personally identify as a brony, mostly because it’s just easier for me where I am. (Only one where I work who’s actually a fan of the show)
The decision to return to calling myself a brony is a recent one for me. I used to use it when I first joined the fandom, before several bad experiences, both online and with a local brony group, turned me off it completely for a long time.
However now, after watching from a distance for a while, I’m feeling comfortable with the title again.
Many of the bad elements are still there, but it’s almost impossible to remove those from anything, the best that can be done, to my mind, is to not let them overcome the good parts.