Might have changed since I was there. Was in Aberdeen from 2008-2012 and went to a fair few games. Pittodrie wasn't really great apart from the big games. The Dons away support was strong, and it was always a good day out heading to away games.Agree with all of that. But some of the older grounds are still decent for atmosphere, like the two Edinburgh teams and Abs.
Saw recently, that they are introducing a "home end" in the Merkland, which was the family stand back then. I like the idea - cheaper tickets and no allocated seats, with the idea to get the vocal support congregated in the same area. Think they'll even have safe standing in their new ground.