I also detest the attitude I get sometimes (most of the time) for not ordering "properly". Are you kidding me? When you went to Star Bucks College program, they de-programed you, and now you don't know what a small is or what a large is???????
This is one of the elements that make up SB culture that I cannot stand. I do not want to be school in their terminology. In fact I just don't want their terminology, period. Especiallllly at 6 in the morning! I know it appeals to a broad slice of the population - getting all fancey-pants with the names and allowing one to feel like they are in on it too. Nope, when I need something, I don't have time for their dictated menu. ugh.
If someone loves it. Great. I get it. That's how I am with Disneyland. But I will go out of my way to DD and avoid SB when I need some coffee.