For me, I think a big part is what stage are you in your fishing. I think many of us started on live bait. It allowed someone without any skill and just a little encouraging to get on to some fish. As people get bored with catching the same ol same ol, they want to try new techniques, try new waters etc. Many fly fisherman would think of us spin fisherman as not "real" fisherman but its all the same in my book. Anyone who wants to bait fish next to me and share some water is okay in my book. And when they are catching and you arent, im sure they would be happy to share some bait. And if you are like me, you would take it!