Let's be real for a moment.
The man has fourteen wins over the top 4! All this negativity has, not coincidentally, coincided with his most successful year on tour. Go back twelve months and there was barely a bad word said about him, mostly he was respected. Now people are agitated that he is doing substantially better than their favoured players, while supposedly having less ability.
A lot of the negativity is also a result of Mark Lenders' arrival, the pied piper of Ferrer hatred. It just proves that if you say something with enough conviction and regularity, the more impressionable of us will believe it to be true, never mind the complete lack of objective fact.
He is also penalised for being able to win titles and consistently reach latter stage of tournaments, meaning he faces the top 4 more often than the rest of the top 20 players. In other words, if he was less consistent, there may be a different image of him with regards to being top 4 cannon fodder.
To like or dislike a player cannot be objective, it's subjective by default.
When you think there are people disliking and many even hating a player like Federer...
Objectivity has nothing to do with the subject.
I personally like a lot a brainless most of the times Verdasco because he brings excitement to the game, while Ferru is from my point of view the player producing the dullest kind of tennis ever.
And i dislike his hockey stick kind of grip from BH. It's unnatural and strange.
But i love the guy's work ethics and humility, so there's no black or white here