I know that there are plenty of pecan pie haters out there. They claim that pecan pie is "gummy" and "too sweet" and that it's weird to make pie out of nuts. I think Martin Luther King Jr. himself would want us to understand and respect these opinions, even if we don't necessarily agree with them.
Pecan pie began as a traditional Southern dessert. The South is the home of all things pecan (and praline, and this northerner must confess that she's a little vague on the difference). Pecans are also famous in Texas, which isn't really the South, unless you want to count the accent.