This is what is referred to as 'painting with broad strokes'. There aren't "a lot of people ...that do not like Babolat". Most people do not have feelings either way for a particular company in general. In fact, from what I've seen at my club, USTA tournaments & leagues, and local high schools, Babolat is one of the most popular frames. However, there are a very vocal group of people on TT that long for "the good 'ol days" of heavy, thin beam, midsized racquets, and blame Babolat for today's power game (and as such, the demise of serve & volley tennis). But the irony of it is that Wilson, the company most Babolat haters worship, revolutionized the power game with the Profile 2.7 25 years ago. Babolat just seems to have capitalized on it by developing a couple of good frames (PD/APD) and sponsoring players who appeal to the younger crowd.