Do Orthodox take a strong stand one way or the other?
No, you will find both here. I personally don't believe in it, and I know others that don't as well, but I also know of Orthodox that do believe in it. You will find many on this forum that do.
To be honest, I personally learned alot from them..........even if I don't tell them personally. I am no longer a strict literal 6 day creationist (God rested on the 7th). The Jews counted days differently than we do, and they often included partial days as days as well, and so I see a strict 24 hour day to the very second literalism as being something foreign to the ancient jewish mind. In my own personal research, I saw a change in thought happening in the protestant west right around......hmm...I wanna say the 16nth century...but it could of been the 17nth or the 18nth century. I need to re-read my sources just to make sure. But around that time, they rejected the symbolism and allegory as seen by some ancient christian patristics, and some ancient jewish rabbis. They rejected it for a strictly literal reading of the text of Genesis.
My source for this, came from the book:http://www.amazon.com/Bible-Protestantism-Rise-Natural-Science/dp/0521000963
The english of this book is pretty high, and so, it may be a difficult read for some, but it's a good read.
And so, I tolerate other creationists.......even if they don't see themselves as being one. It doesn't matter to me if you are a young earther, old earther, or a theistic evolutionist.