Okay the lines are drawn. Load up and prepare for battle.
Pick a side:
1) Boat shoes are great. They are the "fashionable man's flipflops", they're timeless and classic. Yes, the market is saturated with them but as long as you wear them well, they're a great addition to any outfit.
2) Boat shoes are the worst thing ever to adorn the feet of humanity.
Or somewhere in the middle, whatever...