This thread makes me laugh. "You have different tastes than me, so **** you! I'm right!"
I will agree that there are a lot of bad IPA's out there. It's easy to make a beer bitter, tougher to make it properly balanced with a nice hoppy profile. It also doesn't help that the fresh hoppy aromas generally fade a month or two after a beer is bottled, since most of the beers you'll buy at the store are going to be older than that, they will frequently have all of the bitterness with almost none of the great hoppy flavor the beer was intended to contain.
I will say that when I was in college I hated hoppy beers, but loved stouts and porters. Over time I've come to appreciate more hoppy beers and now they're some of my favorites. I even had a Double IPA fermenting in my house right now, right next to a very mild bodied amber ale. I think they'll both be delicious.