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For supporters of this "style" it reminds me a story of "Emperor new clothes".I think the opposition is due to the hype.
The culture/market seems to be packed to the gills with hyped up beers that have a mythos built up around them but ultimately don't deliver. Some of the breweries seem to have perpetuated this while others seem to fall victim to it from the outside in.
I find myself more and more retreating back to beers like SN Pale Ale and many of the staple beers from when I first started drinking good beer and marveling at the simplicity and consistency. This whole soured, barrel-aged, quadruple IPA brewed with baby tears and unicorn horn dust is something that I hope goes away. I gravitate toward simple, sub 9% ABV beers with no BS, no hype and no ulterior motives (intentional or otherwise).
That's just my opinion.
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My dislike is based solely on the muted flavors and gritty mouthfeel from the haze. If you like 'em, great. There are enough different beers out there for everyone. What kills me is when someone takes my dislike personally.