I'm watching a live Adobe UX design webinar right now and they're taking community submissions. One of the submissions used Lobster for their title typeface and the presenters froze, zoomed in on it and basically said "who dared to use this typeface. We need to talk about your font choices".
So, I haven't heard anything about Lobster being a taboo font choice (although it's not my style so I don't use it anyway).
Is it becoming the new comic sans? Why? How does this happen to what appears to be a decent typeface?
I found this article that seems to claim that "font abuse" is to blame for the designers' negative association with this font. I've looked through this question about comic sans, but it seems to me that Lobster is a well-designed font so why is it experiencing similar hatred?
What is it about a font that causes designers (or others) to have adverse reactions to it?
Arial and Helvetica can easily be labelled as overused, yet I haven't seen people complain about them. At least not to the extent that people complain about Comic Sans and now Lobster.