I don't hate RPers in general. I definitely have a strong dislike of RPers and I will tell you why. In a nutshell RPers are usually extremely arrogant and rude.
Now you might be hated on atm and being treated rudely by the community here on Lumiel but guess what... I for one really don't care as I have been treated rudely by you lot for a long time. When I played on DAoC RPing was a huge deal. I didn't play on an "RP" server even. So several times when I grouped there would be role-players doing their thing, and at the time I didn't mind, more power to them. But then when I would state "I don't feel like RPing" when they tried to get me involved I would basically be treated like crap and several times I would leave that group with new people to dislike. Other times I would just hanging out in a random town and an event would start up and I would be expected to leave because I wasn't getting involved. Worst part is I would occasionally go into a tavern and play around abit when I felt like it. But over time I grew to dislike the RP community more and more as the elitism and arrogance was just getting too much to bear.
Now I won't try to stop you if you start RPing and I will most likely avoid you guys like the plague... but if you guys start invading my groups or try to push me out of certain areas I will heckle you in all fairness. Because you guys do not get to own the server. We both pay our $15 a month to play.
If you guys can't even see the arrogance of the posts in this thread dealing with and blaming WoW for all your woes then I can't help you understand. I dislike the group as a whole until I get to know the individual.
Prove me wrong ( with your actions ) and I will change my mind... but so far I haven't see any evidence of this.