There is a style of teaware for most everyone, one that will have them proclaim, "awesome!" As for Choun kiln and the 3 generations of Noutomi family Hagi artisans, I will make no excuses ... they are not for everyone, but based upon the fair market price, I am guessing there is not a shortage of demand.
TBH, I did not care for Hagi at all when I first saw them. I saw one I liked, purchased it and ... and the rest is history.
So I can understand why someone would not absolutely love Hagi (though apparently many people do).
TeaChat is pretty much about mutual acceptance of our differences in tastes in teas and wares ... it is also pretty much about open minds and learning.
As for me, I am glad I kept an open mind and learned to appreciate and love Hagi. You might say it was life altering.
For the record, Choun is the first of 3 current generations of Noutomi family artisans. The next gen is Susumu, and then a female 3rd gen named Naoko I believe. The kiln is named Choun for its founder, and it is located in Hagi ... the city that is home to the Hagi style of pottery in Japan (roots in Korea).