Lol. I'll bet that the story most people prefer is Silver's, so they don't run up against him. I think the gameplay for Shadow's is awesome, but I like the puzzle theme of Silver's, and the classic style for Sonic's is great, too. I haven't actually played the game, but I've watched LPs for it.
There's a big difference between watching a game and playing a game, my friend.
Part of the reason I was so hyped for 2006 was because I saw a YouTuber named Zero9Teen (who sadly isn't making any new videos because he lost his job quite a while ago) played Sonic 2006, and I thought the game looked so awesome. Then I played it. Those happy moments transformed into frustration.
Also, I prefer Shadow's story, as it's the most well written of the three main campaigns. In my opinion, Sonic's story is boring as hell because it's just a game of "Hey, let's save Elise, then save her again when she gets kidnapped as soon as we turn our backs!", and Silver's story is unnecessary because Silver doesn't use his damn brain to think, and apparently neither does Mephiles. If you want me to explain what I mean in further detail, I'd be glad to.
I know far too well that watching is another thing entirely. I've listened well to the many complaints about the game, but I also know that it's not the only game out there that many people scorn. Zelda: Twilight Princess and Shadow the Hedgehog, for example, are prime targets for hating, but their arguments don't have much ground to stand on, because they try to compare them to other games in their respective series despite being worlds apart (Shadow the Hedgehog being far more combat-oriented than most Sonic games, and TP being only barely similar to Ocarina of Time). However, we all have our own opinions, and I try not to insult others' with mine.