I’m down on fake crab meat because I prefer not to eat fake anything. Engineered food stuffs don’t appeal to me…also I got ticked early on when a menu would say crab and the dish would have fake crab. I always ask the server and frankly some of them wouldn’t know real crab in the first place.
I like your comment about not pretending it was crabmeat. We have friends who make lasagna with kielbasa and cheddar cheese…as long as no one mentions the word lasagna it tastes good.