I actually don't understand why Superman has so many haters.
Many people say he's overpowered, but in my humble opinion, that would only be significant if the villains he fought were like the Joker, Penguin or Two Face. He has to deal with the likes of Brainiac, Zod, Darkseid, Doomsday, and many many more who would be able to crush the Earth if it weren't for heroes like Kal-El.
...and it's not like he solos all his fights. For anyone that has read Superman comics over the years, you'd have notice that Superman does receive help from his supporting cast in Metropolis, the JLA, the Legion of Superheroes, etc.
On top of all of this, Superman is such a loveable guy (pre-DCnU anyway, or at least so far). Many readers have also criticised Superman's unwavering moral code. Is it such a bad thing that we have a good guy is who, for lack of a better word, a good guy? It's also true that Clark is such a sweet and sincere guy. His relationship with the people of Metropolis (as both Superman and Clark Kent) is admirable, and how can you not appreciate his love for Lois Lane? It seems that in today's world, people tend to prefer the brooding loner types - who are hardly more relateable.
I've actually been a bit disappointed with all the character changes that DC have brought to Superman - making him more like Batman (possibly due to the pressure of Batman's popularity), and less like the Big Blue Boy Scout I love....but it's still early days, and I might just be a little over-anxious.
Superman severely suffers from a lack of appreciation, and I hope the future is certainly brighter for him. Hopefully, next year's cinematic release of 'The Man of Steel' can do for Kal-El what 'The Dark Knight' did for Batman.
But, 'till then. Here's my salute to you Superman...a fan with an undying love, dedicating his first blog to you.
Up, up and away!