We all have opinions. We all perceive things differently and that plays into our view of them.
There are some things that most people seem to love -- puppies, for example.
There are some things that most people seem to hate -- movies about a million Hitlers, for instance.
Most things inspire neutrality or a huge range of opinions across the board.
But then there are those... people, concepts, ideas, beliefs for which it appears everyone has an opinion on and it's either strongly in favour or strongly against.
A few things come to mind (oddly, mostly food). Peanut butter. Dark chocolate. Marmite (wtf is this anyway?). Outsourced. Investing in gold. Notch lapel tuxedo jackets. Alcoholic beverages named after obnoxious, but dashing Indian gentlemen.
For a little context, see the open thread from the weekend's NFL games here. Or turn on ESPN. Or load any sports messageboard. Or just go into a crowded sports bar and yell "TIM TEBOW?!
So, friends, what are those things that you encounter that everyone either seems to love or hate and nothing in between?
And what the hell is the word/term for this? (It's not lightning rod)