I just don't like Neil Gaiman that much.

This has nothing to do with Amanda Palmer. I actually like some of his fiction (Good Omens is my favorite) but I cannot stand his essays, in which he tries to be clever and profound and ends up twee and precious.

As well. he is the absolute worst name-dropper. He cannot write a nonfiction piece without including a variation on the phrase "Harlan Ellison told me..." or "as I was saying to Gene Wolfe..."

Is there anybody that everybody else seems to love that you just can't stand?