I got tired of the overly citrusy pale ales/IPAs everywhere. It's like Fire Rooster said... give me some variety. IPA has never been a go-to style for me personally but like Goose, my wife likes them so I will make Amarillo-Citra IPAs (I have one kegged now with C-148 hops) but I generally don't drink them. I also am not a fan of stouts or Belgians. You can imagine some trips to brewpubs where there are a ton of Belgians, IPAs, stouts and maybe sours. Ugh. It's been mentioned that making a good German lager may require more skill and finesse than making a hit-you-over-the-head IPA so maybe there is something there. I went to a brewpub nearby recently and tried their dunkel. Ho Lee Snot was it bad. It tasted like it was 50% roasted barley or something. Just awful. They also have an IPA that my wife will tolerate and they have a Czech Pils that is cloudy and estery. Sometimes I love the fact that I can make my own.