I'm not a huge fan of shiitakes. This happened suddenly, since I recall liking them quite a bit when I was younger. I made the mistake of putting them on a pizza once, apparently after my unseen, unknown shift in taste, and I spent most of my meal rooting through the toppings to get them out. That reminds me. Does anybody have a relative date for when the explosion of unusual pizza toppings started? I suspect this date might correlate with the time when pizza unfamiliarity really started to wane. After all, you'd have to know what pizza is if you suddenly want one covered in coconut shavings and jelly beans. I want to say the beginning of the widespread proliferation of creative pizzas had to be a 90s thing, since I can vaguely remember food documentaries that contrasted modern pizza with what the people living in the 80s understood it to be. They're still living with cassette tapes and are stuck before the era of headphones actually becoming good (outliers like the Sextett notwithstanding), so I won't begrudge them having boring pizza in their time.