In light of that, it's nice to see that people are ready to put differences aside and actually discuss the matter calmly and rationally - although we are talking about shipping which is, lets face it, anything but calm and rational but I digress.
My name is Paige and I am a rather obsessive H/Hr shipper (with side-servings of R/Lu and N/G). In the HP fandom I don't step away from these pairings - ever. However, due to my rather strange genetic makeup, I am able to see things from 'the other side' to put it blandly. I know many a shipper who absolutely refuses to acknowledge that anything other than their own ship even exists, let alone has a probability of actually happening. Having said that, while I don't agree with the R/Hr ship point of view, I can certainly see where they're coming from.
Ship preferences aside, I'm looking forward to be a part of this community. I'm new to the whole LJ phenomena as a whole, so finding a community such as this one was a definite plus.