when you're claiming they're facts by for instance saying 'no one would care about these books if it weren't for the show' - that's simply incorrect, as I pointed out. Opinions can also be BS. It's possible to have an opinion that is BS (cfr Scientology). Too often do people mistake 'right to an opinion' to 'right to the opinion that I'm always right because it's my opinion.' If that were true, it would erase all need for discussion, and thus progress. 'Coincidentally', this argument is often made by people who can't hold their own in a discussion.
Why root for anyone in the first place... because you're given the choice, you're not told who to like or dislike, and there's many reasons you could like or dislike character a or b. I have an easier time rooting for someone I can relate to and whose motivations I can understand (STANNIS!) than some 'Omg He's The Sooper Amazing Chosen One Who Is Destined To Kick Everyone's Ass And There's No Way Anyone Can Stop Him bladieblah' (read: Eragon). Hardly everyone dies, so 'one trick poni' doesn't really apply either. I could understand if this is a personal opinion of yours, but since you're aiming it directly at George by basically calling him a bad writer on several occasions, it sounds more like you're trying to say why anyone else shouldn't like ASOIAF.
That said, I like many forms of Fantasy, including (some) simpler stories. For me there has to be some kind of catch though, something that keeps me interested.
Sure, we have some token fantasy elements like babby dragons, white walkers and BLOOD MAGIK, but I felt them to be more of token inclusions, which are outweighed by 'realistic' things
It's called Low Fantasy and it's a genre. Heck, in all the novels I've read (quite a few by this point) there's not one series that actually goes balls to the wall with their magic. In almost every novel, even in High Fantasy, the magic always 'used to be' much larger and grander in the past then it does at the time the story begins, like the writers are too lazy to write about it or something. In ASOIAF however, magic gradually becomes more important through the story, because with the awakening of the dragons, magic came back into the world. The seasons themselves seem to be influenced by magic, so there may be more going on than you know right now.
Saying things like 'overrated crap', 'no one would care about it but nerds', 'written by a 16 year old' is definitely scolding, dude.
Don't fanboy aggro on people for not sharing your views. Also try not to consider this as a personal call out, even though I know you have a knack for doing that.
This is funny, because the second part is definitely a personal call out. As for 'fanboy aggro', I think I was pretty civil in my pointing out of the inconsistencies of what you were saying. Opinions I can handle, invented facts and blatant lies / insults, not so much. I'm not even upset or anything, but when I see something that's simply not true, I have to act.
I have no problem with your reasons for not liking ASOIAF, at least, those from the second post, but then those weren't what I was replying to. Based on the points you made though it seems rather than saying it's 'overrated crap' and that 'people are simply jumping the bandwagon' (thus saying they shouldn't have a reason for liking it), you should be saying it just isn't for you because of personal problems you have, because that's basically what you're already saying.