Yes, it is a small sampling and not very scientific.
In my experience, hard core techies, the type who visit TechRepublic, are the biggest complainers. It got good reviews and a lot of positive comments on sites like Engadget. And I've talked to a lot of people who didn't like it at first, but changed their mind when they got used to it.
In any case, I don't have numbers and don't know for sure whose right. But, my perception has been that there's a significant number of people who like it, at the very least, and enough that you can't say for sure its a minority.