Whether cooked or pickled, I just don’t like it. It has that ‘texture’ thing. It is soft, but spongy. And it feels uncomfortable in my mouth, like it shouldn’t be there.
Popular in salads in Britain, I have always hated it. When the jar appeared on the table during the summer months, I always declined.
And it stains things, really badly. Including your pee!
I can live a happy life without it.