Thanks for your article, Mick. It's true that we buy what we like. The difference is that some of the people I think make the best coffee only sell it with sugar (with the assumption that everyone loves it.) So when I continue to buy it and try to scoop out the grains, I'm showing my appreciation for everything else that went into making the coffee.
It wasn't the rampant sex in The Wise Man's Fear that made me read it, it was the great characters and story.
Yes, I can just avoid it. (And I would except I've already expressed how much I enjoyed the other aspects of it.)
You feel my war is "unnecessary" and to 90% of the population it is. But for us 10% who value wholesomeness as much as a good story, the war is inevitable.