"Oh, I prefer Y because Reasons." "I didn't mean to upset you!" You didn't...
Gah, I once had an argument with a friend about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He loved it. I didn't like it at all. When I said I didn't like it, he was stunned and tried to tell me that I was "wrong" not to like it. I said "Hey, we have different opinions, and that's okay." He looked very hurt and said "Well, you didn't have to say it like THAT."
Yes. It's especially annoying when people get huffy about things that don't really mean anything. Among other things, books, entertainment, and food are matters of taste and people of good will can disagree.
I believe it was Mark Twain who said, 'It is a difference of opinion that makes horse races'.
I hate this. Thankfully only one of my friends does this, but its still annoying!!!! She has told me repeatedly the reason I don't like sweet potatoes is I've "never had them cooked the right way" No, its beacuse I don't like the taste. you can cook them a hundred different ways, and I still won't like them.
Same with tv, books, movies etc. she has very different tastes than I do; we rarely like the same thing, and if she asks me if I've seen x or y, I will say no, and perhaps "not my cup of tea" as its Sci Fi, or Western, something I just don't care for. She will then spend 10 minutes trying to convince me to try it as its sooo good I might like it. Sorry, I have limited free time, and prefer to watch something I know I'll enjoy.
On the other had, I have a friend at my second job, and we joke about and embrace our different tastses. we say that if on of us likes something, clothing, jewelry, its a sure bet the other won't. and we laugh even harder when we actualky DO both like the same thing.