Dice wanted opinions and everyone hates it. Anyone that doesn't support it gets their comments deleted or modded down.
I hate Slashdot Beta as much as the next guy... but you're off on the comment deletion or modding down bit. There has been a constant flood of hateful comments aimed at Beta, and pretty well anything that says "Fuck Beta" in it gets modded up.
Or go find the negative comment of your choice in the main hate thread. There are plenty of them marked as insightful