Its horrible, i used him like what, twice i think, nevermore gonna use.
Ppl hate kratos users, they dont understand some just want to use they loved character.
The same happens to sly, drake an raiden.
These days my main is bd, im afraid someday he/it turns hated too.
That's bad, especially if you play genuinely with him, other people just spam square and forget completely triangle and circule, I also use him, since I'm a huge fan of the God of War saga, but I like to mix things up utilizing the Head of Helios, Cestus, Barbarian hammer and the Icarus Ascension, it's sad that people don't realize his full potential and just spam with him.
I understand where you're coming from mate. Unfortunately Kratos gets the short end of the stick in the respect department due to the amount of spammers. The rage is unjustified imo and people shouldn't go berating others for using their favourite character. I think it's sad that I can barely go through Rank matches with Sir Daniel simply because people are too embarrassed to lose to me followed by a ragequit or suddenly assume I suck.
It's just plain wrong to assume such stupid things but it's something you can only control through dilligence and fighting true. Hard is it may be, at least you'll still play Kratos like a champ no? Better to prove them wrong than feel insulted from something you're not.