Maha, Thanks for your frankness about your ambivalence on the #western106 theme. I have made my dislike of the genre clear, as well, and for most if not all of the same reasons. However, there’s a lot of themes under this umbrella that can be explored, as you prove with your appreciation of country music.
I blogged my thoughts here, if you are interested in a sympathetic but very different point of view:
I hope you participate–I would always look forward to your push back!