Not sure if everybody is joking around or if everybody is overreacting.
Why can't I like both Pikaclones and Eevees? I don't like them all obviously, but Vaporeon and Glaceon are some of my favorites, at first I was a bit turned off by Sylveon, but then I warmed up to it after seeing that its "bows" were actually feelers/tentacles.
As for Pikaclones I like most of them more than Pikachu itself who I never really liked in the first place, particularly Raichu, Pachirisu, and Dedenne are my favorites (I would also include Marril which my friends called "Pikablue" before we got it's name, but I don't know if it would count since it isn't electric.)
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13"