I know plenty of people don’t like okra.
I think it’s the texture that tends to turn people off. When cooked for a long time, okra turns mushy and oozes a mucous-like substance. It’s gooey in the worst possible way.
That’s why okra is used in gumbo, because it acts as a thickener.
But quickly-cooked okra is like another vegetable altogether. It’s not gooey in the slightest.
So if you think you don’t like okra, I would urge you to give it another try….