This is a sort of silly message, and a late one, but I wanted to say I appreciated a lot your answer about disliking Sauron/Morgoth because of negative characterization associations. This has nothing to do with that particular pairing, but I sometimes feel silly about really disliking certain headcanons or pairings simply because they put me in mind of fic or discourse I hate, but it's something really hard to get out of my head so I guess I'm glad I'm not alone.
Yeah, I get you anon, it feels annoying to find yourself being put off things for reasons that really have nothing to do with canon? But it’s hard to avoid, especially when the canon’s so open to interpretation - I have like 500% more feelings about some characters because other people were doing such cool things with them, so, like the inevitable inverse of that, I suppose.
…I have yet to feel as if fandom discourse has actually spoiled my enjoyment of anything important to me, but then spite is great motivation for making fanfic happen >_>