I can understand why those far enough north don't like DST, somewhere past 40 degrees. However, I like DST and look forward to it each year. I detest the switch back to standard time, always have. Hasn't mattered what my schedule was, whether rising early for work at the plant, or milking cows, or being on a much more flexible schedule.
I have noticed that the club members that seem to hate DST the most are also the ones packing up to go home at 9 or 10 PM at a dark site. I am just starting to hit my observing stride at those times (and the amount of traffic of people coming and going is finally starting to subside.) There isn't much high quality DSO observing happening before 10PM...way too many traffic lighting interruptions even when observing alone. The best time starts after midnight. For the short amount of time many observe at dark sites, I don't see that it is worth the packing, driving, set up, take down, repack and drive home. I figure if I don't get in a solid 4 hours of actual observing, it is hard to justify the time and effort getting there and back.
With DST I have time to finish dinner and drive to a dark site after the rush hours. During standard time I am simply missing observing time, and even so am mostly observing alone as a result of that and the weather which deters others. Plus if it is a club site during standard time I typically cannot arrive until well after dark, which isn't helpful to those wanting to pack up early anyway. Other parts of life and family dictate the schedule. DST smoothes some of the conflicts. Plus during the non-astro hours, I can actually get something done in the late afternoon/early evening with daylight!
It is the same with other activities as well, DST gives me a chance to collect family members and head somewhere in daylight after work hours. Camping, backpacking, etc. are all better if I can get to the place I plan to sleep before sunset.
Now if I want to rant about something...breakfast menus that supplant serving what you go to a fast food place to pick up. Try finding a simple fast hamburger rather than breakfast menu items after a late night observing session but before 6 am. If I want a quick breakfast on a roll, biscuit, tortilla, or toast I will save the extra stop (and money) and make it in 5 minutes when I get home...and it will taste better. Same problem happens at airports where people are coming in from all time zones and areas of the world...and certain pizza places that are paying a fortune for the real estate won't serve pizza because they are still on their "breakfast menu". Got wonder what sort of business genius is running those operations, turning away eager, hungry customers in a busy terminal. Sorry, I'm a process optimization guy, so when I look at the sunk lease cost, and labor that is there doing little/nothing because people aren't buying breakfast from a pizza chain, I can only shake my head at turning way almost pure profit.