This is a serious question. Why do so many people have such a problem with trolling?
The best trolls are witty, intelligent creatures. Watching a good troll in action is like watching an artist. They stimulate discussion, they present viewpoints that people wouldn't normally consider, they provide entertainment (which is probably the main reason we're all here). In short, trolls are a species worth preserving. Sure, I've seen plenty of poor trolls who lack the skills to pull it off, who contribute little and constantly need to bump their own topics to try to stoke the flames, but most intelligent people will soon learn to just ignore them. Eventually the poor troll gets tired, and that's when the topic drops from the front page and disappears into the archives. The work of the great trolls, however, will live on as a resource for long to come.
So why do so many people have such a problem with trolling?