@fBoyle-- I agree with you. Some people love jellied corned beef and others won't even touch it.
I was actually surprised to find out that corned beef is a rather popular food item in some Pacific countries. I'm not sure when exactly corned beef made it to people's tables there, but they have a variety of creative recipes to make jellied corned beef a delicious meal.
My friend is from the Bahamas and she makes a very good spicy meal from corned beef. The fanciest thing I can make with jellied corned beef is sandwiches with lots of veggies and condiments.