Calm down mate.
Someone on the internet has a different opinion, it's not the end of the world.
I am calm mate, I just don't appreciate you insulting my intelligence accusing me of "drinking the kool aid" and questioning my personal experience
Everyone I know who has bought a disc brake road bike absolutely loves them and my experience echoes theirs. I've also ridden rim brakes for 25 years, I'm not some noob.
It's only propaganda because you decided not to believe it. During most anti-disc discussions on forums, folks (who have their own agenda) regurgitate the same old (often disproven) talking points that go around, that is propaganda too. The only way to become informed is to try it out for yourself, that is what I did.
Nobody said you are a noob. Stop taking things so personally.
If anything I'm the noob to road bikes at only three years of serious riding, albeit with 20+ years of road motorcycling including track days and 10+ years mountain biking. So honestly I have a very long history of not only using but servicing hydraulic brakes.
Fact is there just isn't enough data. We can bash each other over the head with anecdotal evidence. Some people think their carbon pads on carbon rims are great, others are more than happy with the performance of their alloy rims, others swear by their disks. That's fine.
Just try to remember that not everyone wants a wholesale industry driven switch over to hydraulic disks. Inevitably I see my self on disks within 5 years, but I really want to be assured that the standards we are buying into are here to stay. How do you know that they might not switch to a four bolt pattern 100mm rotor with a four pot caliper and different mounting system?
Disks, fine. Great to have the choice, if I lived somewhere wet I'd be on them in a heartbeat. Problems come when an industry might want to push something through using marketing rather than let the market decide more naturally over time.