I don't know about Fear Factor. I've always felt like I'm on the verge of liking it, if they could just take it in a slightly different direction. I mean, I love Syfy's Scare Tactics, a show about creating an elaborate Punk'd-esque ruse designed to scare the pants off of some Joe Blows.
If you didn't like sports, you wouldn't sign up for a softball team. If you became a vegetarian, you wouldn't go out to eat at a steakhouse. Then why is it when you hate a TV show, you don't always stop watching?