Aside from the "soda," "pop" thing... I used to hate any form of diet soda. I could deal with Fresca, but none of the diet versions of big kids' soda. Last fall I decided I was getting to be a tubby bunny so I switched to diet soda. I found I didn't mind Diet Coke and actually liked Diet Mountain Dew. The other nite we were out of Diet Coke and I made my Old Crow and Coke and, damn- I really honestly prefer the Diet Coke!!!!