I absolutely hate pine straw as well! My neighbor uses it around all his trees and all I want to do is trespass, rake it up and put it in my garbage can in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, I already told him I didn't like it so he would know it was me.Interesting to me that this is even a discussion. Hate if you want? Thing is broadcasting it doesn’t further validate a belief or justify a position. I didn’t think I would, but I’m really enjoying mirrorless. It has breathed new (and different) life into my manual focus lenses. To each their own though.
I hate pine straw for mulch, so I don’t use it.