What about Pride and Prejudice specifically? I'm talking about the book, not any of the movie versions. (Although if you were influenced in your opinion by, say, Colin Firth, do tell me.)
I'm an English ed major and I'm passably fond of P&P but I know hardly anyone who will confess a love for Austen. It seems to be popular now to dislike her. Hopefully I am living in a bubble, but either way, I'm sure that you, dear TQCers, will give me a better picture of things.