I think there's so much *hate* for hostile *RP* because of the way its being enacted sometimes. Like others have said I suppose.
For example, role-play sessions happening in a town between a couple of people. An initiation is dropped, and then 3 or 4 of someone's friends seem to pop out of the woodwork. Now this isn't against any rules, the guys who initiated simply got played. Happens to the best of us. And hostile role players know this. They know every once in a while you're going to get played. But I think some peoples grief is with those people who are sitting in a house third personing out a window waiting for those magic words. Like what are you doing? lol ya know? How bored are you waiting your time to shine?
Like I said, its not against the rules, so no one is doing anything wrong. People are just frustrated when people go straight to the M4.
Also, I read one reply on here about "Why dont you go to a PVP server?" and I'll tell you why people dont. Good firefights. The ones that last for hours in a stand off with hostages and negotiations and back and forth and shit. There's nothing better than that. That keeps people here. Its just gotten a little diluted maybe.