I voted yes but I must say you've got the "hater" definition pretty backwards. Most people who dislike MS Flight and the change in market praxis can actually argue why they do so. A hater is just a hater based on personal bias not on objective criticism. Objective and rational criticism can be applied to MS Flight not only as a game but also as a product concept thereby propelling any "hater" well past the mark of the definition.
I've always thought that "Hate" was an over the top word for describing your feelings for a piece of software.
I would imagine "hate" should be reserved for someone who has murdered your family
.....but each to their own.
Allow me to address both of you in one post.
In the context of how I have seen the term used on multiple forums now, "hater" is the word I have seen most commonly used to describe people negative towards Flight.
I.E. Someone posts something that they like about flight, the following posts disagree, and rather than a worthwhile debate resulting, the OP (right or wrong) gets the sense that it's just turning into some kind of pile on by people that just want to post for the sake of bashing on the software and/or OP.
Certainly, in the larger sense, this term can be applied to people from multiple viewpoints, both pro and con, but in this case it's applied specifically to the idea that negative criticism can be written off simply on the notion that "Haters be Hating".
"Hater" is not a term I personally like, though there certainly are people who will go around posting aggressively opinionated spew with no other goal but to attack something they do not like, and do not want others to enjoy either. There are certainly people that cannot deal with the notion that any other opinion could possibly be valid, and certainly there are people that rather than put forth civil arguments and defend them, they mean only to rain on other's parades. For lack of a better term, and for discussion purposes, I decided to use the slang has I have seen it used in reference to negative opinions. There is another term I would use for the opposite end of the spectrum in this case, but in the interest of not simply providing a battlefield, and setting the front lines for such, I have decided to personally avoid using any more slang than I deem needed. Unfortunately this results in a rather unavoidable appearance of targeting a specific group in the short term, but I think in the long term it allows much more flexibility for personal interpretation, while maintaining focus mainly on the specific allegations I have mentioned.
Hate itself can truly be a very strong word for some. It can also be a word tossed about casually for others. Depending on life experience it can very well be a word that should be used to describe feelings for someone that murdered a family member. For others it's merely a convenient word to describe feelings towards cheese.
In terms of this poll I left it very much open to personal interpretation, with a black and white, yes or no option. There is a theory behind this that I will leave out for now so as not to taint the results.
All will be revealed after the poll closes.
In related news, I have updated the conditions to allow votes to be changed, just in case the resulting discussion changes any minds.