I hate the Amplified Bible because I much prefer Bibles with commentaries to separate the commentary from the text. I also hate the Amplified Bible because it makes people think that they can pick and choose from any number of options given in brackets and create their own translations. Of course, they can do this, but words mean things in relation to other words in a broader context, therefore every possible meaning of any given word is not possible in every context the word appears. And lastly, I don’t believe that it actually “unlocks subtle shades of meaning” at all. In many cases I think it obscures it!
Why do you hate (or love) the Amplified Bible?