I've been watching Days for years and me hating EJ has nothing to do with me being a Safe/Rafe fan. When EJ showed up living across the hall from Sami, and no one knew he was a Dimera, I just did not like him. In fact I hated everything about him. I hated his voice/accent. I hated how arrogant he was and still is. The first day Rafe showed up in the safe house I was in love with him. I loved everything about Rafe. I was never a fan of Sami before Rafe came along. I hated all she did to Carrie, Austin and Lucas. I actually like Sami now and I love Sami and Rafe together. I've been watching Days since the 80's and I have my favorite couples but Sami and Rafe are my all time favorite couple on Days. Oh, and one last thing I HATE EJ! I always have and I always will!