Well, folk in Gnashville, consider it "product". It's part of her "catalog" of "product". They hope to SELL that product. (paging captain radio guy, the white courtesy telephone)
With regard to "getting over myself for a minute", have you considered that perhaps we seek different things from the listening experience? We're obviously pretty big fans of "the art" but, we each bring different baggage to the party. I'm an old dude cured in the fires of close to fifty years of listening. Over thirty of those years have been devoted to listening on the highest technical level I can muster with regard to unlocking the harmonic content, engineering and production employed and "just what did he/she/they mean by that". And yet, like yourself, I still consider myself mostly a fan.
Thus, I wouldn't characterize my "anti-Taylor" sentiment as knee-jerk. I've given her ample consideration. I just have other musical goals.