Tim Ferriss, writing for The New York Observer, talks about why pissing people off is both inevitable and necessary:
Doing anything remotely interesting will bring criticism. Attempting to do anything large-scale and interesting will bring armies of detractors and saboteurs. This is fine—if you are willing to take the heat.
There are good reasons to be willing, even eager.
In a culture where everyone is an armchair critic, and no matter what you do will bring trolls and naysayers out of the woodwork, it’s important to remember that if we truly want to be successful, there is no such thing as being universally liked.
Read Ferriss’ whole post here. Highly recommended.