I appreciate the kudos. I think like everybody here, I'm fascinated by pizza and pizzamaking, and work hard to try to get things right and share the information with others. You are certainly an excellent contributor as well!
I know people who like Malnati's and I know people who wouldn't eat a Malnati's pizza if it were free! They're actually known for both styles--thin and deep dish. I tried the thin crust because I hoped it would be better than the deep dish, which to me tastes like greasy cardboard. Their expertise is in marketing, not pizza--lol---and they're good at it! I've tried them on several occasions and have always walked away shaking my head.
Most people I know won't go to Malnati's or Giordano's or any other chain, because the general consensus is that they've all gone considerably downhill. So they're seeking out local independent pizzerias, which I think offer far better products.
But what can you say? If you like it, you like it! Everybody's different--everybody's taste buds are different!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Personally, I don't like seafood--especially shrimp--and people stare at me like I'm crazy. But I say, if you like seafood, then eat seafood, and if you don't...!!!!!!