When asked in 2009 whether I was looking forward to general conference, I responded:
I am not really looking forward to conference. The talks are all too often peppered with references about how evil the world is. While there is definitely evil in the world, a person taking these talks at face value would probably come away with the impression that there is more evil in the world than good. I strongly disagree, and I much prefer to hear uplifting talks that resonate with my sense of reason. Occasionally that happens at General Conference, and when it does, I am so glad.