I agree that acrylic sucks, but I think it's important to recognize that not every acrylic is going to be like Red Heart Super Saver or Caron One Pound. :) Acrylic has its uses (e.g. baby items that will definitely see a variety of body fluids) and meets the needs of some people--there have been 57 previous buyers of this one drop.
However, I'd love to see higher-end or luxury drops for the knitting community, too. You can start a poll and go from there!