I like the taste of something but know they are bad for me. Again I can still enjoy them whenever I want.No, it's NOT as simple as "either you like it, or you don't"
That's a very primitive way to think. Part of higher thinking is being able to remove one's own likes and dislikes from the equation.
It's sort of like McDonald's chicken nuggets. They're awful. I doubt they're even made out of anything resembling food. But despite being sub-food, I have this crazy love for the damn things and eat them more often than I should! In fact, they're one of only a handful of edibles that I get cravings for, and I duly enjoy dipping those pieces of breaded mystery into my barbecue-flavoured dipping sauce!
It's not rocket science, CJ. You don't have to be Einstein to allow your brain to make this separation. It's no more simply being obective. Subjectively, I love chicken McNuggets, but objectively, I know they're far from "good food."
I don't have a problem with people loving the '57 Chevy... I have a problem with people saying it's a good design. The '57 Chevy is the Chicken McNuggets of Chevrolet's history!
Design has different styles so saying that is bad design is only true if you follow an art 'rule' but that is bs as well because as you say, we have higher thinking ability, so we know art doesn't have rules and is meant to be interpretive.
First its a car so its mean't go from point a to, thats its main design purpose. After that its all subjective. So rating its lines and proportions again can only be done if you slot it into a class of art.