I spent hours upon hours learning to spell in a way I know very few people do, however still this lack of spelling is seen as a sign of lazyness and uneducatedness. I get tired of it in fact my biggest pet peeve is people who really care about spelling.
I think one of the reasons I don't get it is because I do not read how most people do. I don't read word for word so not understanding a word or how it is spelled for me effects nothing. However I have been told many people read one word after another after another and stop when they don't get a word.
I find it wierd that people get so pissed about the lack of this skill and equate it with so much of the persons character. I just don't get it.