It used to be hard for me to imagine that anyone would want to go to hell, but looking around me these days, I can see it. So many are eager to create hell on earth, and work hard at it. For them heaven would be some kind of punishment, they are so vexed by God.
100% agree. I think the presence of God will be the same in both heaven and hell. Hell is a separation from God in one sense. At the same time, the unrepentant will "be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb, ... And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name" (Revelation 14).
The difference as you said, is those in hell will feel intense torment at the presence of God while those in heaven will feel intense joy and blessedness in His presence.
This is my own reading based on the Bible and my own thoughts... what is the Orthodox point of view on this? Is God present in hell? And, what is the direct cause of their torments, as in, who inflicts the punishment? By what we are saying, it seems they inflict the punishment on themselves by their own hatred and willful rebellion, which becomes a permanent and extremely painful state.