Several times over the last couple months I've ordered some new local beer, expecting the fashionable cloudy, fruity beverage that everyone's making now. And I got exactly what I expected. What I didn't expect was a complete lack of bitterness. These were malt smoothies, and frankly, kind of gross. I understand the concept of hop bursting, and it's a technique I've used myself, but managed to impart some bitterness that cut the malt and balanced the flavor. The fact that I've now experienced this multiple times has me wondering if people are moving away from the concept of bitterness and balance entirely. Is this actually what people want, or are these just poorly made beers?