Re: This sort of relates. You might find it interesting.
I've never liked it. I choke it down in juice form but something in either the seeds or the "flesh" squicks me out. Too gummy, maybe? I don't like gummy candy either, or gelatin. Which is really too bad because I love the taste of citrus, but orange/tangerine pulp sticks in my throat. It's the last major holdover from my picky eating days. But as long as I have access to juice and supplements I don't know if I care enough to try to psych myself out of it.
I definitely feel like my time as a vegetarian opened me up to new things, and also instilled a healthy disgust of fast food. Man, I used to eat fast food every day! Now I can't stand it. I also feel like my sense of taste has become more attuned now that every dish is not meatmeatmeat. So I hear you on the subtlety thing.
The way I understand it is that plant proteins have to go through another layer of breakdown before they can be fully digested by the body, whereas animal proteins are instantly digested. That is why animal proteins are recommended for people with bowel problems. The added process doesn't matter for most people though, and a vegetarian or plant-heavy diet is recommended for people with IBD when they are not going through flare-ups. I don't know if that's what was behind my weight gain or not. I know that my exercise program fell off this winter because it was so long and dreary.