Since the http://www.talkclassical.com/13778-w...tml#post173424 thread has become a discussion around these issues (& they come up a lot here!) I decided to do this separate thread on it.
Semantic games aside, Bogeyman can mean a negative influence by Schoenberg on classical music, Messiah can mean a positive one. Those choosing the former may kind of see him as Devil incarnate, those choosing the latter as a God. These are the more polarised positions.
The Both option is an in between (maybe compromise or middle ground position?) one, and Neither I think is self explanatory. Don't Care is for those who obviously don't care about this issue, they don't give much thought to it, or maybe even to Schoenberg or his music (so its kind of a neutral position).
I put my basic positions in this post and this one on the above thread.
The aim of this thread is less about dogma and more about just your opinion. A controversial issue, yes, but its no excuse for judging others for their opinions. The aim is honest and open discussion/debate. Thus, its a public poll. For 'guidance' other than the rules of the forum, the quote by M.K. Gandhi in my footer below may be of use.