Yowza. 8 year old thread. Ok. I'll play.
I hate it when people consider food a simple necessity and that over elaborate cooking is stupid and unnecessary. I also hate it when people think all you need to know to cook well is to be able to read a recipe. I hate it when cooks and chefs aren't respected for their craft, and think it's just an activity every housewife can do - something you don't need to have a talent or knack for - and that anybody can do it. Sure, anybody can roast a chicken with practice, but developing a menu for a week without waste while keeping it exciting and interesting is something else.
Food is more than just sustenance and proteins/carbs/vitamins to fuel your body. Food is society, art, culture, love, and relationships. Some people are good at it and others aren't. Just like medicine, accounting, law, etc.