Maybe coz she sounds too sweet to be honest?
I actually met her in Disney, and she turned out to be a very nice person, very simple. She didn't have a whole crowd around her, but she spent a little while with anybody who came to greet her.
And that show is quite big... Well, you;d be surprised to see the tiny size of the production crew... 1 assistant, 1 camera man, 1 makeup artist, 1 producer. That's it.
I think when someone doesn't like her... Might be because they envy her job. LOL Who wouldn't? I don't know if it can be verified, but I found that very often, those who don't like S. Brown can't stand Ina Garten either.
All I can say if food and luxury hotels go straight to my heart! LOL ^_^